Ivar Maas

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Ivar is the lead Sustainability of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He is responsible for the implementation of the Sustainability strategy of the university and leads on a wide range of projects that aim to integrate sustainability in Education, Research, Knowledge Transfer, Operations and the Community. Ivar has a double MSc in Social Psychology and Environmental and Resource Management. He coordinates an Honours course on Climate Leadership and teaches several other classes. He is currently a part-time PhD Candidate at the Institute for Environmental Studies. Ivar's interest centres on transforming Universities for sustainability, as they play a vital role in shaping a more sustainable world.


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Europe’s climate hotspot: climate change and mental health in Italy


Francesca Bentivegna and Ivar Maas consider a scoping review exploring climate change, trauma and mental health in Italy, one of the most affected Mediterranean countries.

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The negative effect of the climate crisis on the mental health of millions of people: projections in the region of South Florida


Dafni Katsampa, Francesca Bentivegna and Ivar Maas reflect on a recent study exploring the impact of extreme climate events on mental health of people located in South Florida, USA.

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