We welcome Marcel Beukeboom and explore the world of climate diplomacy, looking back on Marcel’s 5 year term as the Dutch Climate Envoy.
With COP26 unfolding, Marcel gives us context and helps us understand what really goes on inside the halls of the UN Climate Conferences but also to how this relates to our actions and daily lifes as citizens, and how we all can be climate diplomats.
About Marcel Beukeboom:
You can find out more about Marcel on his linkedin profile.
About the Inner Green Deal:
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Reflective questions for this episode:
If you were touched by what Marcel shared and if you would like to put your inspiration into practice, we invite you to reflect on these questions over the course of this week:
- How do our daily habits, the way we consume and the way we communicate on social media, shape the context in which politicians are embolded to take pro-environmental decisions - or actually hesitate to do so, believing that this does not reflect "the will of the people"?
- What is it in our daily life or in our leadership role that we can do to become a climate diplomate and speak up for the environment?
If you are curious about the extent to which citizens support climate policy, you may find the following EU surveys helpful:
Doughnut Economics co-founded by Kate Raworth: https://doughnuteconomics.org
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