“How can our Global Footprints benefit the world?”
When: Wednesday, March 4th 2020 (18 h – 21 h)
Where: Embassy of the Netherlands, Berlin
The global conversation on how to deal with climate change is moving fast.
Youth are dominating the lobbying of politicians, businesses and governments to go beyond lip service, and really make positive change happen.
The Netherlands is at the forefront of discussions, as one of the countries facing severe consequences if action is not taken. Europe is taking the lead in encouraging a global commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, promoting green growth and achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.
It goes beyond the inspiration that activists like Greta Thunberg have been providing for many. Many enterprises and multiple entrepreneurs are working on solutions: inspired to both do business and do good.
What better venue to capture the spirit of innovation needed to tackle this challenge, than an edition of Hague Talks in Berlin asking the question: ‘How can our Global Footprints benefit the world?’ It would take place alongside ‘the world’s leading travel trade show’, and provide a space where personal stories and interaction with an driven audience will inspire debate about the actions needed.
The city of The Hague itself recently scored an ‘A’ grade for its climate policy including its ambition to be climate neutral by 2030 and its partnerships with housing corporations, NGOs, industry, regional and national government. The Hague was the only city in the Netherlands and 1 of the 9 cities in Europe to achieve this grade. The event will be managed, in cooperation with and The Embassy of The Netherlands in Berlin, by The Hague & Partners.
HagueTalks is a meeting place for creative minds, peace innovators and game changers in the field of peace and justice. It is a stage and breeding place for new ideas and perspectives, a forum for discussion and a starting point for concrete action. At Hague Talks we believe that looking at peace and justice from a variety of angles sparks innovative thinking, promotes dialogue and initiates solution development. HagueTalks is powered by Hague Project Peace and Justice. This network includes 160 The Hague-based international organisations and knowledge institutions that work towards a peaceful, just and secure world.