Human-nature conflicts: finding peace and space

Hippo’s raiding the crops along the Nile, leopards stalking through Indian villages and cities, boars colliding with cars, the everlasting battle with giant hogweed, and livestock and game alike being ravished by wolves. Human-nature conflicts have always been present throughout our history on every continent where humans were already present or set foot. When the …

The Netherlands joins the NAP Global Network

It has been a good week for the Netherlands regarding their climate commitments. After launching the global centre of excellence on climate adaption they have now joined the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Global Network. This global network brings partners together to work on climate adaptation in developing countries. Read more about the Netherlands joining the …

First SDD masterclass in speech writing and public speaking a success

On Thursday 24 October the first SDD Community masterclass was held. This masterclass, focusing on speech writing and public speaking, was given by WUR-spokesman Simon Vink. Every participant was asked to prepare and give a small speech on a sustainable development goal (SDG) of their own liking. The level was very high, as Mr Vink …

First-ever Wildlife Justice Commission Public Hearing

On 14-15 November, the first-ever Wildlife Justice Commission Public Hearing will take place in The Hague, after a year-long investigation into wildlife trafficking hub Nhi Khe, Viet Nam. Despite the “overwhelming body of evidence” presented to the Vietnamese and Chinese law enforcement authorities, there is still a lack of decisive action to prosecute and close …