Policy brief summary on Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE)

About the project  On September 2020, two representative of the National Youth Council (Aoife Fleming and Eefke van de Wouw) and two from the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate (Lenneke Ijzendoorn and Marcel Beukeboom) commissioned us (Alessandro, Cecilia, Max ,Sophie and Aneequah), five students from the SDD track of Wageningen University the development …

The Chagos Islands’ dispute

The Chagos Island disputed started in 1965, when prior to Mauritian independence, the UK split the archipelago from the territory of Mauritius to form the British Indian Ocean Territory. The Republic of Mauritius has since then claimed that the UK’s dominance over the archipelago is a violation of UN resolutions, however until recently the UK …

Iceland’s chairmanship of the Arctic Council

The Arctic Council is a high level political forum established in 1996 to enhance cooperation and environmental protection in the arctic region. Every two years its chairmanship is assigned to one of the eight members. At the 11th Ministerial meeting Iceland's Chairmanship presented their biennial strategy with the theme "Together towards a sustainable Arctic". The …

SDD Wageningen starts ‘vlogs’ to define Sustainable Development Diplomacy by interviewing experts in different fields

The Capita Selecta course, Sustainable Development Diplomacy (SDD), elaborated on the contested and ‘comprehensive’ definition of SDD. In addition to this course SDD students had the opportunity to attend several  masterclasses, and conferences.  During this period it became apparent that the term of SDD is shaped by a mosaic of different interpretations and implementations, which …

Colombia’s government formally ratifies revised Farc peace deal

After four years of negotiations, following 52 years of conflict, the Colombian government has now formally ratified a peace agreement with the FARC. Only last month, the Colombian people rejected an earlier version of the peace treaty in a national referendum. This time, Colombia's president Santos has opted to skip another referendum and go directly …