Climate Change

Sefa Room for Discussion – Dutch Ambassador for the Arctic Council Rene van Hell

A political perspective on climate change and the Arctic Council’s next steps

On Monday, February 7, 2022, the Dutch Ambassador for the Arctic Council, Rene van Hell, was interviewed by Sefa Room for Discussion. He discussed topics relative to why the Dutch government has an ambassador in the Arctic Council. He also talked about climate change issues and discussed how the Arctic Council plans to tackle this
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Profits or Eco-Rights?

An exploration into the problematic priorities of oil sales.

A couple of weeks ago, Peruvian fishers were robbed of their livelihoods, and an entire maritime ecosystem was put at detrimental risk. Another massive oil spill has blackened Peru’s usually golden beaches, a fitting new colour for mourning much of Peru’s rich and diverse wildlife. In the words of local fisherman Walter de la Cruz:
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What happened at COP26?

The 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) took place between the 31st of October and the 13th of November 2021 in Glasgow. The COP26 has been considered the most significant climate change conference since Paris. Back in 2015, during the conference in Paris, the legally binding Paris Agreement set forth a
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The Green New Deal: The European Plan to Save the Climate and the Younger Generation

An Interview with Diederik Samsom

In the second physical interview of Room for Discussion this year, the guest was Diederik Samsom. Samsom served as the leader of the Labour Party between 2012-2016. Since November 2019, Samsom has functioned as the head of the cabinet for First Vice-President of the European Commission, Frans Timmerman. Samsom also contributed to the Green New
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