Global climate change is ongoing, sea levels rise and lowland countries are threatened. Examples of such countries are Thailand, Singapore and The Netherlands. Having attended lectures regarding Thailand and Singapore already, I would like to point out mitigation and adaptation of The Netherlands against rising global sea levels.
The first problem that I want to highlight is that the Dutch soil is sinking by ten centimeters every century (Knip Karel, 2008). This means that sea level…Continue
Tonie Mudde presents an article in the Dutch newspaper: de Volkskrant (Wednesday 20th of June).
Discount on fruit and vegetables stimulate healthy consumption more than a tax on unhealthy products does. Wilma Waterlander has done research during the past 6 months in supermarkets (C1000 and PLUS). She concluded that those people who had the chance to profit from discount on healthy food bought 115 grams more fruit and…Continue
While I was in Singapore for four months, I resided on campus of the National University of Singapore (NUS). Here, some vital differences ánd similarities between the NUS-campus and my campus in The Netherlands, Utrecht (University College) became evident. In addition, there was a continuous discussion on whether universities should introduce compulsory literacy on sustainability. This is what I have reflected on the above mentioned issues.
Enhancing sustainability is done at global,…Continue
The Hague, the governmental city of The Netherlands. Having read interesting news and research, I wrote this summary, which you will hopefully find useful!
The Hague has been growing during the past decades. The city is home to more than 500.00 people and facilitates network between work, home, beaches and other tourist attractions for many more (Den Haag Groeit, 2011). The effect of the growing population brings environmental concerns, namely the exhausts of cars and emissions of…Continue