Adaptation Gap report 2023

Studies indicate that US$16 billion invested in agriculture per year would prevent about 78 million people from starving or chronic hunger because of climate change impacts. Climate extremes are already causing significant loss and damage, and this trend will continue despite even the most effective adaptation and well before anticipated limits to adaptation have been …

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Dutch Design Week part 3: Space farming

Today I visited Evoluon to see the space farm exhibition. I saw a combination of reality and fiction. The reality was the journey into space and the experience of astronomer André Kuipers on the space station. He explained what it was like to live in space and that in the beginning; he got sick and …

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Dutch Climate Scenarios

The Koninklijke Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut, KNMI, has recently published four climate scenarios for the Netherlands. Those scenarios are the result of the levels of emissions which are low or high. The key figures are the numbers for an average climate change in a period of 30 years. The variables used are nine: temperature, sea level, …

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Status of glyphosate in the EU

On Dutch television the news about new studies of the relation between Parkinson disease and use of pesticides such glyphosate are hot topic. The EU has to decide the continuity of its use for the next 10 years. The study concluded: “Environmental factors, such as exposure to pesticides and trichloroethylene are associated with a higher …

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Footprint management

SAP and Climate Partner for sustainability

SAP training courses schedule provides a list of subjects really exciting to study about sustainability. From the list of 90 courses I selected the following because it has to do with footprint and sustainability in general. I also found free online events from Climate Partner: Wageningen University offers free courses as well. I am interested …

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Nieuw Amsterdam

Column Rotterdam

By Jan Rook On the day that we submit to the tyranny of commerce surrounding Mother’s Day with its accompanying flowers, boxes of chocolates and perfumes – the packaging of which is often worth more than the content – Feyenoord plays the championship match. Rotterdam has a special meaning for me. It was there on …

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