SDD Wageningen starts ‘vlogs’ to define Sustainable Development Diplomacy by interviewing experts in different fields

The Capita Selecta course, Sustainable Development Diplomacy (SDD), elaborated on the contested and ‘comprehensive’ definition of SDD. In addition to this course SDD students had the opportunity to attend several  masterclasses, and conferences.  During this period it became apparent that the term of SDD is shaped by a mosaic of different interpretations and implementations, which …

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 …

SDD Member Laura experiences China during her 4 month internship at Beijing Forestry Society

Why China? – Many people have asked me this question and I still don’t have a simple answer to this seemingly easy question. In fact, various reasons formed my interest to go to China for my internship. First, those severe environmental problems in China attracted me as an environmental sciences student very much. Second, China …

SDD Member Dito writes about doing fieldwork in Indonesia on Forest Certification

It should always be a good feeling to go back to my home country Indonesia. However, this time it’s somewhat a little different. I did my fieldwork for my thesis on the topic of forest certification in Indonesia.  Although I am actually aware that my country is well-known with its arduous bureaucracy, I still felt …

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 …

SDD Students tackle SDGs commissioned by UN Policy Analysis Branch for academic consultancy training

In November 2016, our group of SDD Students started with the International Environmental Policy Consultancy (IEPC). The IEPC project is an academic consultancy training which aims to teach Master students vocational skills such as project management and implementation with customer focus. They work in multidisciplinary and multicultural teams, creating a broader perspective on the project. …

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 …