The Postdoc will be involved in a new Horizon Europe project called PIIASA (Piloting Innovative Insurance Solutions for Adaptation) as a researcher (between 0.8-1 fte). Within the project the Postdoc will evaluate the climate adaptation strategy of stimulating insurance policyholders to adopt green roofs in the Netherlands. A broad range of societal (co)benefits will be assessed using economic valuation methods and included in societal cost-benefit analyses of climate adaptation strategy. The Postdoc will also examine the effectiveness of incentives, offered through insurance, of stimulating homeowners to invest in green roofs, and identify public-private partnerships that facilitate sustainable finance arrangements to encourage investments in green roofs. Research results of the Postdoc will be disseminated in workshops that aim to examine the applicability of green roofs as an adaptation measure in other European countries. Moreover, based on the outcomes of stakeholder interviews and workshop meetings, cost-benefit analyses of climate adaptation will be adjusted to local conditions in areas outside the Netherlands to investigate whether green roofs can be scaled as an insurance solution as well as whether additional barriers and enablers should be considered.
The second main task of the Postdoc is to contribute to teaching activities that match the expertise of the Postdoc (0.1 fte). This may mean teaching in a course on, for example, economic methods or on the economics of ecosystem services
, and supervision of BSc and MSc student projects. Other tasks (0.1 fte) involve limited administrative and organisational duties in support of the strong teaching and research base at IVM and supervision of PhD students where relevant. Also, the candidate may be asked to contribute to writing research proposals for Dutch and EU research calls.Your duties
- develop innovative research within the PIIASA project, and publish research outcomes in international peer-reviewed journals and policy-oriented journals
- coordinate and teach in the domain of environmental economics
- limited administrative tasks
- PhD, MSc and BSc thesis supervision