Themes archive

Energy

Energy

The challenge is clear and urgent. If, on a global level, the same level of greenhouse gasses continue to be emitted, then it takes only 12 more years before we reach a global warming of 1.5 degrees Celcius. Even climate sceptics can agree to this. Also the aims are cristal clear, we have to transition to a low carbon economy and in 2050 the balance between emission and CO2 sequestration should be equal. How to reach these aims, is not such a complex task.

Energy

Social Entrepreneurship

Social Entrepreneurship

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Social entrepreneurship is a relatively new way of doing business, a kind that has gained much popularity in the Netherlands. Social enterpreneurs have a social mission, one that sustains themselves and generates ecological or social value for others. Profits are often reinvested in improving the social and ecological conditions in the value chain.

Social Entrepreneurship

Global Labour in Crisis

Global Labour in Crisis

The Working Group ‘Global Labour in crisis’ is chaired by Worldconnector René Grotenhuis in cooperation with the Worldconnectors partner the Society for International Development (SID), the Dutch trade union CNV and The Broker, an independent platform and online magazine on globalization and development.

The working group will gather insights into the issues inherent to the crisis in the labour market at both national and international level. 

Global Labour in Crisis

Europe in the World

Europe in the World

Europe’s presence on the world stage is still not sufficiently visible. More should be expected from an international development aid donor and relevant political and economic player. This issue is also being raised by Africa and the emerging economies. For this reason, the Worldconnectors wish to draw attention to the unique value of the European project and to the advantages that the European Union can bring to the Netherlands, the European continent and, in particular, the world.

Europe in the World

Green Economy (True Price)

Green Economy (True Price)

The Worldconnectors’ working group Green Economy has started the True Price initiative which is currently supported by NCDO, the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH), Oxfam Novib, CNV, AkzoNobel,
DSM, Rabobank and FMO. True Price was begun in November 2012.

Green Economy (True Price)

Food Security

Food Security

One of the themes the Worldconnectors worked on in 2011 was Food Security. The global community is currently confronted with two major food-related challenges. In the short term, one billion people with chronic hunger require immediate help.

Food Security