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Isabelle Parmentier is a Full Professor in History at the University of Namur and the head of the research unit PolleN (Pôle de l’histoire environnementale de l’Université de Namur). Her research focuses on the history of pollution, economic and social history, as well as urban history (Charleroi, Nivelles, Namur), from the 18th to the 21st century. She is a member of the PAI n°P7/26: City and Society in the Low Countries (ca. 1200-ca. 1850). The 'condition urbaine': between resilience and vulnerability project and the Namur supervisor of the "Recherches historiques sur les produits du terroir wallon" project, which is supported by Wallonia.


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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of History, Art and Archeology, Université Catholique de Louvain

Award Date: 21 Sept 2002


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