Soyalism: introduction with Mirko de Ponti and Daan de Wit


Language: Engels

Introduction by Mirko de Ponti and Daan de Wit, moderated by Marieke Eyskoot.

Mirko de Ponti is one of the policy advisors on deforestation at the Climate Team of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Earlier he worked as a diplomat at Dutch embassies in Eritrea, Thailand and Bangladesh. Before joining the Climate Team, he worked on bilateral relations in Europe and energy policy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague.

Marieke Eyskoot (1977) is sustainable fashion and lifestyle expert and lover, speaker and presenter, author and consultant. Marieke is the author of ‘This is a Good Guide – for a sustainable lifestyle’. Filled with practical and positive tips on fashion, beauty, food, home, work and leisure – proving that stylish and sustainable go very well together.

Daan de Wit has been the Head of Communication of IDH, the Sustainable Trade Initiative since 2009. IDH is a non profit organization that aims to create large scale impact on the SDG’s by organizing public private cooperation and testing and co-financing new sustainable business models. IDH works in 18 tropical commodities, including soy manufacturing. IDH works with 500 plus leading companies, local and national governments and financial institutions in over 50 countries. 

About this day:
A habitable planet means welfare for poor and rich, for men and women and for present and future generations. That is why the Ministry of Foreign Affairs commits itself to providing access to and sustainable usage of natural resources, for everyone. The Netherlands collaborates with different governments, multilateral institutions, NGO’s, companies and civilians to secure the provision of public goods such as raw materials, water and energy for the future. The most important guidelines in doing so are the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s), globally determined goals for sustainable development.

In association with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, we present Earth at Stake on Sunday the 24th of March. We will screen the documentaries Anthropocene: the Human Epoch, Soyalism and Youth Unstoppable, followed by Q&A’s with experts on relevant topics.