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Inge Schrijver

PhD candidate

I.M. Schrijver MA BSc
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Inge started as a PhD researcher at CML as part of the WISE Horizons project in February 2023.

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Professional experience

Inge holds a BSc from University College Utrecht where she majored in chemistry and earth & environmental sciences. For her thesis she participated in a KNMI (Royal Dutch Meteorological Institute) project piloting a bike-mounted air quality measurement device. After finding that climate change and sustainability issues have their cause in the economic system, she studied the MA Economics for Transition at Schumacher College in England to look for alternatives. She wrote her dissertation on alternative finance and money initiatives in the Netherlands. After her studies, Inge participated in the Dutch National Think Tank in 2018 with the topic of circular economy.

In 2019 Inge started working for the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment at the directorate General Strategic Advice. After knowledge and innovation projects, such as organising masterclasses with the TU Delft and an innovation course for policy makers with Utrecht University, Inge moved on to support the ministry's preparations for the government elections and negotiation process. In 2021 she then initiated and built a ministry-wide action plan to integrate "broad prosperity" (brede welvaart) into policy making.

Research topic

Inge's PhD is part of the WISE Horizons beyond GDP project funded by the European Commission. WISE stands for Well-being, Inclusion and Sustainability & the Economy. The project aims to create WISE indicators (to replace GDP), WISE accounts (to replace the System of National Accounts) and WISE models (to replace macro-economic modelling).

Inge's subject is planetary boundaries, circular economy and well-being. Her work includes synthesising planetary boundaries, circular economy and well-being concepts and data, collating material flow data into a global data structure, linking these material flows to to the planetary boundaries, and creating models which create projections of well-being within planetary boundaries.

PhD candidate

  • Science
  • Centrum voor Milieuwetenschappen Leiden
  • CML/Industriele Ecologie

Work address

Van Steenis
Einsteinweg 2
2333 CC Leiden
Room number B2.10


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