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Speakers: Manuel de Noord (ECN), Michel Verhagen (EZ) & Jaap Olthoff (Nuon) Why do over 30 people – on a Wednesday evening – throng into a room that is meant for 20 people, at most? Not for the coffee or the cookies, but for listening to experts and especially for asking questions about one of[…]

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Speakers: Madeleen Helmer (Red Cross Climate Center) & Jan Verhagen (Plant Research International) Red Cross Madeleen Helmer works for Red Cross, Climate Center. She mentions that the amount of earthquakes and volcano eruptions has been constant over the last years, while disasters caused by extreme weather have increased significantly. Due to its experience, the Red[…]

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  Excursion to a lignite mine in Germany September 21st, 2003 Elke van Thuijl It was 9:00 hours on a Sunday Morning when a group of nine YES-DC members gathered at the parking lot at the Jaarbeurs Square in Utrecht for an excursion to a lignite mine in Germany. After a drive of about three[…]

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Speakers: Jaap Jelsma (ECN Policy Studies and University Twente), Henk Diepenmaat (Actors procesmanagement and entrepreneur slimlight), and Jörg Gigler (Novem) Transitions, transition management: buzz words en only a whim of policy makers? Or is there more going on and is this a development of a valuable promise to finally make a long-term guideline for policy?[…]

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Speakers: Marc Tiele Westra, Simon Kuyvenhoven & Marc Beurskens When I was walking from my work to home for the last time at the end of February, I intended to only do fun things. A good intent, which is not always easy to achieve. This evening, I made a choice between a nice evening at[…]

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  Speakers: Ferd Crone (PvdA) & Tom Kram (RIVM) Energy scenarios: what can you do with them? Imagine. You are living in 1900, the industrial revolution has already begun. Steam engines do what slow wind mills used to do and you can drive your car at 40 km/h from A to B, whereas you used[…]

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Speakers: Jo-Ella van Rijn (DGIS), Nico van der Linden (ECN) Location: De Kargadoor, Oudegracht 36, Utrecht Time: 19.00 – 22.00 Tijdens de World Summit on Sustainable Development zijn vage afspraken gemaakt over het leveren van toegang tot energie in ontwikkelingslanden. Het Nederlandse Directoraat-Generaal voor Internationale Samenwerking heeft deze afspraken geconcretiseerd en verklaard in 2015 10[…]

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Speakers: Indira Romley & Véronique Bovée How do you get a job in development work? What will you do there? What can you do without experience? In the meeting centre Vredenburg there were 17 YES member present, curious to get answers to these questions. A summary of this meeting in English can be found here.