Diana Ivanova

PhD Candidate, Industrial Ecology Programme

IT-bygget, sydfløy, Gløshaugen

Background and activities

I am a PhD Candidate at the Industrial Ecology Programme in the Department of Energy and Process Engineering at NTNU. My research focuses on environmental consequences of household consumption and lifestyles, in Sustainable Production and Consumption.


My research interests lie in analyzing the environmental impacts embodied in the production, distribution and use of products and services that households consume. In particular, assessment of household environmental impact in an integrated framework and identification of potential impact mitigation strategies. The aim to my PhD projects is to contribute to environmental footprint calculations on household-, region- and country-level and provide insights about future trends and potential socioeconomic, geographical and technical determinants. I am involved in the environmental impact assessment and the coordination associated with a work package in the EU FP7 project GLAMURS concerned with the global transition towards sustainable lifestyles and green economy.


As long as I can remember I’ve been fascinated by the environment. This encouraged me to use my university education to promote sustainability in business from the inside. And what better place to do that than in Scandinavia! I enrolled in a Bachelor program at Aarhus School of Business and Social Sciences in Denmark, where I specialized in environmental economics and sustainability. During my Master degree in economics at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, my research and study focus remained on environmental economics. I started to see sustainability as an integrated part of the business and consumer world and learned a lot of statistical and econometrical techniques.

I worked as a research assistant in the fields of environmental and behavioral economics, sustainable consumption and finance. After my studies, I was employed as an environmental researcher at the Industrial Ecology Programme and several months later was offered a position as a PhD Candidate. 

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications


  • Ivanova, Diana; Best, Shivali. (2017) Shocking map shows the carbon footprint of EU countries - and the UK is one of the worst offenders. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4566948/Shock [Avis]. 2017-06-02.
  • Ivanova, Diana; O'Callaghan, Jonathan. (2017) People In Southwest England Have The Worst Carbon Footprints. http://www.iflscience.com/environment/people-in-southwest-en [Internett]. 2017-06-02.
  • Ivanova, Diana; Cumming, Vivien. (2016) How many people can our planet really support?. BBC Earth [Avis]. 2016-03-14.