Prof. J. Gupta

Full Professor

Summary and Expertise


Joyeeta Gupta
is professor of climate change law and policy at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and of water law and policy at the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education in Delft. Her expertise is in the area of environmental law and politics. She is editor-in-chief of International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics and is on the editorial board of journals like Carbon and Law Review, International Journal on Sustainable Development, Environmental Science and Policy, and International Community Law Review. She was lead author in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change which recently shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore and of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment which won the Zaved Second Prize. She has published extensively on climate change. She is on the scientific steering committees of many different international programmes including the Global Water Systems Project. She has published several books on climate change including Gupta, J. (1997). The Climate Change Convention and Developing Countries - From Conflict to Consensus?, Environment and Policy Series, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht; and Gupta, J. (2001). Our Simmering Planet: What to do About Global Warming, Zed Publishers, London. Edited books include  Faure, M., J. Gupta and A. Nentjes (eds.) (2003),Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol: The Role of Institutions and Instruments to Control Global Change, Edward Elgar Publishers, Cheltenham Glos; Van Ierland, E., J. Gupta and M. Kok (eds.) (2003). Issues in International Climate Policy: Theory and Policy, Edward Elgar Publishers, Cheltenham Glos; Gupta, J. and M. Grubb (eds.) (2000), Climate Change and European Leadership: A Sustainable Role for Europe, Environment and Policy Series, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht. A book on the evolution of water law and policy co-edited with Professor Joseph Dellapenna has just been published (2009) by Springer.

Academic training

   May 1997

Ph.D. in (International) Law, Vrije Universiteit (VU), The Netherlands

1987 - 1988

Master of Laws (LL.M.) in (International) Law, Harvard Law School, USA

1984 - 1987

Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) in (Indian) Law, Gujarat University, India

1981 - 1984

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Economics Honours, Delhi University, India

Scholarship and Prizes

           2007

As member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change family, received the Nobel Peace Prize jointly with 3000 scientists of the IPCC representing the rest of the climate science community. Pachauri: “This makes each of you a Nobel Laureate and it is my privilege to acknowledge this honour on your behalf.”

           2005

Received the Zayed second prize (300,000$) jointly with 1,360 scientists of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment.

2003 – 2008

Innovational research incentive scheme (VIDI) scholarship from Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (N.W.O); (Euro 600,000).

1998 – 2000

Post-doctorate person oriented fellowship from N.W.O.

1987 – 1988

Studies and living expenses at Harvard Law School, The Inlaks Foundation, UK.

           1987

Fellowship for work at Multinational Monitor, Ralph Nader, USA

           1986

Scholarship for excellence in law, Indian Federation of Women Lawyers, India.

  1985, 1986

Merit Award for work at Consumer Education and Research Centre, India.

           1984

Best All Round Student, LSR College, New Delhi, India.

1981 – 1984

National Talent Search Examination Scholarship, India.

1977 – 1979

Junior Science Talent Search Scholarship, India.

Professional employment history

2009 – 2013

UNESCO-IHE Professor on Water and Environmental Policy and law.

2008 – 2011

Director, Master’s Programme, Environment and Resource Management.

2005 – 2008

Dean, Graduate Studies Programme, IVM.

2005 – present

Full Professor on Climate Change Policy and Law at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

2004 – present

UNESCO-IHE Professor on Climate Change Policy and Law at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

2003 – 2009

UNESCO-IHE Professor in Policy and Law on Water Resources and the Environment, UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Delft; for one day in the week; www.unesco-ihe.orgempty.

2004 – present

Deputy Department Head, Environmental Policy Analysis, IVM

2001– 2007

Programme Manager (2001– 2004)/ Cluster coordinator (2004 – 2007), International Environmental Governance, IVM/VU.

1993present

Senior Researcher, Institute for Environmental Studies, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (IVM/VU).

1989– 1993

Consultant, Resource Analysis (RA), Delft. Clients: Ministry of Transport and Public Works (19921993 ); Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment (1989 – 1992 ).

1988– 1989

Consultant, International Organisation of Consumers’ Unions (IOCU), Den Haag.

1984 – 1987

Editor, "Consumer Confrontation" (monthly magazine), Consumer Education and Research Centre, Ahmedabad, India (part time). Subject: consumer and environmental issues.

 

Short Jobs

 

1988 (summer)

Researcher, Centre for the Study of Responsive Law, Office of Ralph Nader, USA.

1988  (spring)

Research Assistant, Vice Dean David Smith, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, USA.

Selected publications

Books

(in Korean) Gupta, J. (2005). Our Simmering Planet: What to do About Global Warming, Zed Publishers, London, p. 178, 2nd edition, p. 339.

Gupta, J. (2001). Our Simmering Planet: What to do About Global Warming, Zed Publishers, London,
p. 178.

Gupta, J. (2001). “En Nombre de mi Delegacion …”: Un manual para los negociadores de cambio climático de los paises en desarollo; Center for Sustainable Development of the Americas, Washington D.C., p. 104. (Spanish translation of Gupta 2000).

Gupta, J. (2001). “Au nom de ma Délégation …..: Guide de survie des négociateurs des pays en développement sur le climat”, Center for Sustainable Development of the Americas, Washington D.C., p. 102. (French translation of Gupta 2000).

Gupta, J. (2000). On Behalf of My Delegation: A Guide for Developing Country Climate Negotiators, Center for Sustainable Development of the Americas, Washington D.C., p 100.

Gupta, J. (1997). The Climate Change Convention and Developing Countries - From Conflict to Consensus?, Environment and Policy Series, Kluwer Academic Publishers empty[1] , Dordrecht, pp. 256.

Edited Books

Dellapenna, J. and J. Gupta (eds.) (2009). The Evolution of the Law and Politics of Water, Springer Verlag, Dordrecht.

Srivastava, L.; J. Gupta et al. (2007). Modernising the Indian Electricity Sector, The Energy Research Institute Publications, New Delhi, p. 322.

Faure, M., J. Gupta and A. Nentjes (eds.) (2003). Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol: The Role of Institutions and Instruments to Control Global Change, Edward Elgar Publishers, empty[2]emptyCheltenham Glos, p.361.

Van Ierland, E., J. Gupta and M. Kok (eds.) (2003). Issues in International Climate Policy: Theory and Policy, Edward Elgar Publishers, [3]emptyCheltenham Glos., p. 294.

Gupta, J. and M. Grubb (eds.) (2000). Climate Change and European Leadership: A Sustainable Role for Europe, Environment and Policy Series, Kluwer Academic Publishers, empty[4]emptyDordrecht, p. 344.

Vellinga, P., F. Berkhout and J. Gupta (eds.) (1998).  Managing a Material World: Reflections on Industrial Ecology, Environment and Policy Series, Kluwer Academic Publishers, empty[5]emptyDordrecht, p. 348.

Maya, S. and J. Gupta  (eds.) (1996). Joint Implementation: Weighing the Odds in an Information Vacuum, Southern Centre on Energy and Environment, Zimbabwe, p. 164.

Orations (Monographs)

Gupta, J. (2005). Who’s Afraid of Global Warming?, Inaugural Address as Professor of Climate Change: Policy and Law, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, ISBN 90-90201-43-2.

Gupta, J. (2004). (Inter)national Water Law and Governance: Paradigm Lost or Gained?, Inaugural Address as Professor of Policy and Law on Water Resources and the Environment,

Department of Management and Institutions at the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education in Delft, 22 March 2004; ISBN: 90-73445-11-6.

 

Special Issues of Journals

Pahl-Wostl, C., J. Gupta, and D. Petry, (2008). Introduction: Global Governance of Water, Global Governance, 14(4). empty[6]empty

Gupta, J. (2007) (ed.). Special Issue on The Multi-Level Governance Challenge of Climate Change, Environmental Sciences, 4(3).

Gupta, J. and K. Tienhaara (2006). Special Issue on Sustainable Development and Investment, International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, 6(4).

Vellinga, P., R. Howarth and J. Gupta (eds.) (2002). Special Issue on Global Environmental Governance, International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, 2(4).

Metz, B. and J. Gupta (2001). Special Issue on Post Kyoto Measures, International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, 1(4).

Some recent scientific papers

Van der Zaag, P., J. Gupta and P. Darvis (2009).Urgent Water Problems are not Sufficiently Researched, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, empty[7]empty13: 905-912, available at http://www.hydrol-earth-syst-sci.net/13/905/2009/

Mike Hulme, Max Boykoff, Joyeeta Gupta, Thomas Heyd, Jill Jaeger, Dale Jamieson, Maria Carmen Lemos,  Karen O’Brien, Timmons Roberts, Johan Rockström, Coleen Vogel, (2009). Letter to Science, 15 May 2009, Vol. 324. no. 5929, pp. 881 – 882; DOI: 10.1126/science.324_881

Gupta, J. and P.vd Zaag (2009). The Politics of Water Science: Unresolved Water Problems and Biased Research Agendas, Global Environmental Politics, 9(2): 14-23.

Gupta, J. and A. Ivanova (2009). The Challenge of Global Energy Governance, Energy Efficiency, in press, DOI 10.1007/s12053-008-9063-4; published online.

Asselt, v. H. and J.Gupta (2009). Stretching Too Far? Developing Countries and the Role of Flexibility Mechanisms Beyond Kyoto, Stanford Environment Law Journal, 29(2), in press.

Pahl-Wostl, C., J. Gupta, and D. Petry (2008). Governance and the Global Water System: A Theoretical Exploration, Global Governance, 14(4): 419-435.

Dellapenna, J. and J. Gupta (2008). Toward Global Law on Water, Global Governance, 14(4): 437-453.

Van der Zaag, P. and J. Gupta (2008).Scale Issues in the Governance of Water Storage Projects, Water Resources Research empty[8]empty, 44, W10417, doi:10.1029/2007WR006364.

Gupta, J. P. van Beukering, H. van Asselt, L. Brander, S. Hess and K. van der Leeuw (2008).Flexibility Mechanisms and Sustainable Development: Lessons from Five AIJ Projects, Climate Policy, 8(3): 261-276.

Kuik, O., Aerts, J., Berkhout, F., Biermann, F., Bruggink, J., Gupta, J. and and Tol, R. (2008). Post-2012 Climate Policy Dilemmas: A Review of Proposals, Climate Policy, 8(3): 317-336.

Gupta, J. and P. van der Zaag (2008).Interbasin Water Transfers and Integrated Water Resources Management: Where Engineering, Science and Politics Interlock, Physics and Chemistry of the Earth empty[9]empty, 33: 28-40. doi:10.1016/j.pce.2007.04.003.

Gupta, J., R. Lasage and T. Stam (2007). National Efforts to Enhance Local Climate Policy in the Netherlands, Special Issue of Environmental Sciences, 4(3): 171-182.

Gupta, J., H. de Moel and K.van der Leeuw (2007).Climate Change:A Glocal Problem Requiring Glocal Action, Special issue of Environmental Sciences, 4(3): 139-148.

Gupta, J., H. van Asselt, O. Kuik and C. Evans (2007). Exogenous promotion of sustainable electricity options in India: Opportunities and Challenges, Energy and Environment, 18 (3&4): 403-420.

Gupta, J. (2007). Legal Steps Outside the Climate Convention: Litigation as a Tool to Address Climate Change, Review of European Community and International Environmental Law, 16(1) 76-86.

Gupta, J. (2007). International law and climate change: The Challenges Facing Developing Countries, Yearbook of International Environmental Law, Oxford University Press [10]empty, 16, pp. 114-153.

Gupta, J. (2006). Broadening Third World Legal Scholarship to Include Introspection and Interdisciplinarity, International Community Law Review, 8 (1), pp.65-70.

Gupta, J. and H. van Asselt (2006). Helping Operationalise Article 2: A Transdisciplinary methodological tool for evaluating when climate change is dangerous, Global Environmental Change, 16(1), pp. 83-94;http://authors.elsevier.com/sd/article/S0959378005000762.empty[11]empty

Asselt, H. van, Gupta, J. and F. Biermann.(2005). Advancing the Climate Agenda: Exploiting Material and Institutional Linkages to Develop a Menu of Policy Options, Review of European Community and International Environmental Law, empty[12]empty14.(3), pp. 255-264.

Gupta, J. (2005). Non-State Actors in International Governance and Law: A Challenge or Blessing, ILSA Journal of International and Comparative Law,empty[13]empty11(3), pp 497 - 517.

Gupta,J. (2005).Actores No Gubernamentales en la Gobernación y Derecho Internacional: Un Desafío o Una Bendición,[14]  ILSA J. Int'l & Comp. L., 11(3), pp. 665 - 690.

Gupta, J. (2004). Global Sustainable Food Governance and Hunger: Traps and Tragedies, British Food Journaempty[15]emptyl,5, pp. 406-416.

Kroeze, C., J. Vlasblom, J. Gupta, C. Boudri and K. Blok (2004).The Power Sector in China and India: Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Potential and Scenarios for 1990-2020, Energy Policyempty[16]empty, 32, pp 55-76.

Sindico, F. and J. Gupta, (2004). Moving the Climate Change Regime Further Through a Hydrogen Protocol, Review of European Community and International Environmental Law,13(2), pp. 175-186.

Gupta, J., X. Olsthoorn and E. Rotenberg (2003). Scientific Uncertainty and Compliance with the Kyoto Protocol: Clarifications and Complications, Environmental Science and Policyempty[17]empty, 6(6), pp. 475-486.

Gupta, J. (2003). The Role of Non-State Actors in International Environmental Affairs, Heidelberg Journal of International Law,63(2), pp. 459-486.

Campins-Eritja, M. and J. Gupta (2002). Non-State actors and Sustainability Labelling Schemes: Implications for International Law, Non-State Actors and International Law, 2(3), pp. 213-240.

Gupta, J. (2002). Global Sustainable Development Governance: Institutional Challenges from a Theoretical Perspective, International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, 2(4), pp.361-388.

Gupta, J. (2001). Effectiveness of Air Pollution Treaties: The Role of Knowledge, Power and Participation in M. Hisschemöller, J. Ravetz, R. Hoppe and W. Dunn (eds.) Knowledge, Power and Participation, Policy Studies Annual, Transaction Publishers, pp. 145-174.

Gupta, J. and L. Ringius (2001). The EU’s Climate Leadership: Between Ambition and Reality, International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, 1(2), pp. 281-299.

Gupta, J. (2000). North-South Aspects of the Climate Change Issue: Towards a Negotiating Theory and Strategy for Developing Countries, International Journal of Sustainable Development, 3(2), 115-135.

Gupta, J. (1999). Evaluation of the Climate Change Regime and Related Developments, Yearbook on International Cooperation on Environment and Development 1999/2000, Earthscan, 19-30.

Gupta, J. and N. v.d. Grijp (1999). Leadership in the Climate Change Regime: The European Union in the Looking Glass, International Journal of Sustainable Development, 2(2), pp. 303-322.

M. Hisschemöller and J. Gupta (1999). Problem-solving through International Environmental Agreements: The Issue of Regime Effectiveness, International Political Science Review,empty[18]empty20(2), pp.153-176.

Gupta, J. (1999). North-South Aspects of the Climate Change Issue: Towards a Constructive Negotiating Package for Developing Countries, Review of European Community and International Environmental Law,empty[19]empty8(2), pp. 198-208.

Gupta J. (1998). Leadership in the Climate Regime: Inspiring the commitment of developing countries in the post-Kyoto phase, Review of European Community and International Environmental Law,empty[20]empty7(2), pp 178-188.

Gupta, J., C.J. Jepma and K. Blok (1998). International Climate Change Policy: Coping With Differentiation, Milieu, 13(5), pp. 264-274.

Gupta, J and Hisschemöller, M. (1997). Issue-linkages: a Global Strategy Towards Sustainable Development, International Environmental Affairs, 9(4), pp. 289-308.

Gupta, J. (1995). The Global Environment Facility in its North-South Context, Environmental Politics,empty[21]empty4(1), pp.19-43.

In publications of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment

Gupta, S., D. Tirpak, A.I. Boncheva, J. Gupta, N. Hohne, G.M. Konoan, C. Kolstad, J. Kruger, A. Michaelowa, J. Pershing, S. Murase, T. Saijo, A. Sari, and N. Burger (2007). Policies, Instruments and Cooperative Arrangements, IPCC-3 Fourth Assessment Report, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge University Press empty[22]empty, pp. 747-807.

Duraiappah, A.K., F. Comim, T.D. Oliveira, J. Gupta, P. Kumar, M. Pyoos, M. Spierenburg, (2005). Consequences of Responses for Poverty Reduction, in Chopra, K., R. Lemans, P. Kumar and H, Simons (eds.), Ecosystem Services and Human Well-being: Policy-responses, Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, Volume 3, Island Press, Washington, pp. 489-523.  http://www.millenniumassessment.org//en/products.global.responses.aspx

Brown, K. B. Chambers, K. Chopra, A. Cropper, A.K. Duraiappah, D. Faith, J. Gupta, P. Kumar, R. Lemans,  J. Mackensen, H.A. Mooney, W.V. Reid, J. Riley, H. Simons, M. Spierenburg, R. Watson (2005). Summary, Response Options and Strategies, in Chopra, K., R. Lemans, P. Kumar and H, Simons (eds.), Ecosystem Services and Human Well-being: Policy-responses, Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, Volume 3, Island Press, Washington, pp. 2-21. http://www.millenniumassessment.org//en/products.global.responses.aspx

Gupta, J. and Y. Sokona (2004). Helping Operationalise article Two: The HOT Project, in Report of the IPCC Expert Meeting on the Science to Address UNFCCC Article 2 Including Key Vulnerabilities, pp. 65-68.

Hedger, M., E. Martinot, T. Onchan, D. Ahuja, W. Chantanakome, M. Grubb, J. Gupta, T.C. Heller,  L.Junfeng, M. Mansley, C. Mehl, B. Natarajan, T. Panayotou,  J. Turkson, D. Wallace  (2000). Enabling Environments for Technology Transfer, Methodological and Technological Issues in Technology Transfer, Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change, Cambridge University Press empty[23]empty, pp. 105-141.

Mansley, M,  E. Martinot, D. Ahuja, W. Chantanakome,  S. DeCanio, M. Grubb, J. Gupta, L. Junfeng, M. Hedger,  B. Natarajan, J. Turkson, D. Wallace (2000). Financing and Partnerships for Technology Transfer, Methodological and Technological Issues in Technology Transfer, Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change, Cambridge University Press empty[24]empty, pp. 143-174.

Anderson et al (2000).Summary for Policy Makers: Methodological and Technological Issues in Technology Transfer, Special Report on Technology Transfer, Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change, Cambridge University Press empty[25] , pp. 1-9.

Anderson et al (2000) Technical Summary, Special Report on Technology Transfer, Inter-governmental Panel on



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