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Euforie en saamhorigheid bij het Monsanto Tribunaal

Afgelopen week vond in Den Haag het Internationale Monsanto Tribunaal en de People’s Assembly plaats. Ik was op zondag bij de rechtszaak aanwezig, en luisterde naar de verklaringen van slachtoffers, experts en advocaten. Iedereen deed zijn verhaal ter verwezenlijking van hetzelfde gemeenschappelijke doel: bewijs tegen Monsanto verzamelen in de strijd tegen milieu- en gezondheidsschade en… Read More Euforie en saamhorigheid bij het Monsanto Tribunaal

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The Netherlands is one of the two least sustainable countries in the EU

Some two months ago I stumbled upon an article of The World Economic Forum that a friend of mine shared on his Facebook wall. Proudly it was announced that there were six countries in the world that are “leading the charge” towards renewable energy: Morocco, Bangladesh, China, Mexico, Tanzania and Turkey. Additionally, Vietnam announced in January… Read More The Netherlands is one of the two least sustainable countries in the EU

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Climate change adaptation: a call for a holistic and interdisciplinary approach

In my previous article on Arctic sovereignty I already touched upon the Inuit in the Arctic, the fact that they have territorial rights and that they are in an environmentally unjust situation. Today I will add something to the stack: the Inuit are very vulnerable to climate change and lack adaptive capacity due to a number… Read More Climate change adaptation: a call for a holistic and interdisciplinary approach

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Beyond a culture of carbon

As I write, over three thousand activists are engaged in a march towards the Vattenfall coal-mine in Proschim, East Germany. The action, entitled Ende Gelände, is part of a global movement demanding that energy companies keep their fossil fuel reserves underground and unburnt. A number of Vattenfall power stations have so far been temporarily shut… Read More Beyond a culture of carbon