Guardians of the Earth: Q&A with Michel Rentenaar and Pieter Terpstra

Guardians of the Earth

Language: Engels

WHEN & WHERE?

Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 16:30
Theater aan het Spui Kleine Zaal

Michel Rentenaar is a Dutch diplomat at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, currently working as Deputy Permanent Representative at the NATO in Brussels. He was acting director of the Climate, Energy, Environment and Water (DME) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2013 to 2016. In 2014, he was appointed as Dutch Climate Envoy, for which he was present as Dutch negotiator at the Paris COP 21. He remained the Dutch Climate Envoy until 2016.

Pieter Terpstra is deputy head of the Dutch Climate Negotiation Team and member of the EU Climate Finance negotiating team.

Froukje Jansen
is a Dutch presenter who worked on programs like 3 op Reis, De Consuminderman and LLinke Soep, in which she examined how sustainable the lives of different famous Dutch people are. Besides her focus on sustainability on Dutch television, she also wrote the book Duurzaamheid van Binnenuit.

About this day

In association with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, we present Climate at Stake on Sunday the 25th of March: three movies concerning the effects climate change has on living conditions for people worldwide. The day will officially be opened by the festival’s guest of honour, Kumi Naidoo, former director of Greenpeace. We will screen the movies Anote’s Ark, Guardians of the Earth and Thank you for the Rain, followed by Q&A’s with the movies’ directors and different experts on relevant topics.

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.