Lukas started working at ICIS on the PhD project ‘Globalisation, Complexity and Sustainability’ under the supervision of Pim Martens and Astrid Offermans in December 2011
Lukas started working at ICIS on the PhD project ‘Globalisation, Complexity and Sustainability’ under the supervision of Pim Martens and Astrid Offermans in December 2011. The project is an Integrated Assessment of global trends and dynamics with a focus on globalization and the Ecological Footprint as a proxy for human pressures on the environment. The quantitative empirical analysis combines various methodologies, such as a composite index, the Maastricht Globalisation Index, panel regressions, system dynamics modeling, scenarios and the perspectives method.
The PhD research is conducted in cooperation with the Global Footprint Network and the Chair of International and Development Politics at the Alfred-Weber Institute for Economics (Heidelberg . The research proposal ‘uncertain consequences of global ecological overshoot: “adjusting” scenarios of global change and the Ecological Footprint until 2100’ has been accepted for the Young Scientists Summer Program 2014 (YSSP at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA .
Lukas is lecturer and tutor in the undergraduate course on ‘Globalization, Environmental Change and Society’ at the University College Maastricht and the Master courses on ‘Basic Modeling’ and ‘Academic Writing and Presenting’ at ICIS.
About Global Footprint Network
Global Footprint Network is an international think tank working to advance sustainability through use of the Ecological Footprint, a resource accounting tool that measures how much nature we have, and how much we use. This tool is unique in making planetary overshoot measurable through detailed resource accounts for nations, cities and individuals.
By working with governments, investors and opinion leaders Global Footprint Network demonstrates the advantages of making ecological limits central to decision-making. During its ten-year history, Global Footprint Network has engaged with 57 national governments on six continents with one overarching goal: that all people live well, within the means of one planet.
Lukas holds a bachelor degree in economics from the Maastricht School of Business and Economics, with an exchange semester at the Universidad del Pacifico in Lima, Peru. Thereafter, in 2011, he finished his master in public policy with a specialization in sustainable development at the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance.