Dr Joyeeta Gupta, a professor of Environment and Development in the Global South at the University of Amsterdam, has been awarded the prestigious Spinoza Prize 2023 also known as Dutch Nobel Prize in the Netherlands for her work on climate change.
Prof. Dr Joyeeta Gupta and her work
- The Dutch Nobel Prize, worth 1.5 million euros, was presented to her by the Netherlands’ Minister for Education, Science and Culture, Robert Dijkgraaf at The Hague. Gupta intends to use the prize money for scientific research and related activities.
- Gupta's research focuses on resolving the distributional issues that arise from climate change through good governance.
- She believes that climate change has a direct impact on the relationship between the rich and the poor.
- Her interdisciplinary research combines various scientific disciplines like international law, economics, political science, and environmental studies to understand the connection between the climate crisis, justice, and possible solutions.
- The Dutch Research Council (NWO) selection committee was deeply impressed by the scientific impact of Gupta's work, which they called "incredibly broad and interdisciplinary."
- Gupta's research attempts to unravel the connections between the climate crisis, global water challenges, possible solutions, and justice.
- She obtained her PhD from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and has been a Professor of Environment and Development in the Global South at the UvA since 2013. Gupta is also a professor at the IHE Delft Institute for Water Education.
What is the Spinoza Prize?
The Spinoza Prize, awarded annually since 1995, is the highest distinction in Dutch science. Gupta is the twelfth UvA researcher to receive the award. Her research is essential for the future of the world and our country.