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Spinoza Prize for Joyeeta Gupta

ESG Lead Faculty Member Joyeeta Gupta has been awarded the Spinoza Prize

Joyeeta Gupta, professor of Environment and Development in the Global South at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), and valued Lead Faculty Member of the ESG Network, has been awarded the prestigious Spinoza Prize by the Dutch Research Council (NWO). The Spinoza Prize is the highest distinction in Dutch science and is sometimes referred to as the ‘Dutch Nobel Prize.’ Gupta received the prize for her pioneering and inspiring scientific work in which she focuses on a just and sustainable world. She will receive 1.5 million euros to spend on scientific research and activities related to knowledge utilisation. The NWO selection committee was deeply impressed by the scientific impact of Gupta’s knowledge and called her research ‘incredibly broad and interdisciplinary.’ Gupta’s research focuses on the connections between the climate crisis, global water challenges, possible solutions, and justice. At the core of her work is an attempt to unravel how we can solve issues arising from climate change through good governance. Gupta has authored many scientific publications and has served on the scientific steering committees of various different international programmes, including the Global Water Systems Project and the Earth System Governance Project.

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Joyeeta Gupta is a valued Lead Faculty Member of our network. You can find more information about her work here.

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