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 …

The Netherlands ranks third among worst corporate tax havens in the world

A new report by Oxfam Novib states that the Netherlands are the third worst corporate tax haven in the world, just after Bermuda and the Caiman Islands. The report, called Tax Battles: The Dangerous Global Race to the Botton on Corporate Tax, ranks three other European countries in the top-15 as well. Oxfam argues that these …

Colombia’s government formally ratifies revised Farc peace deal

After four years of negotiations, following 52 years of conflict, the Colombian government has now formally ratified a peace agreement with the FARC. Only last month, the Colombian people rejected an earlier version of the peace treaty in a national referendum. This time, Colombia's president Santos has opted to skip another referendum and go directly …

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 …

Paris Climate Agreement to Enter into Force on 4 November, 2016

UNITED NATIONS — The landmark Paris agreement on climate change will enter into force on Nov. 4, after being pushed past a key threshold Wednesday by a coalition of the world’s largest polluters and small island nations threatened by rising seas. President Barack Obama hailed the news as “a turning point for our planet,” and …