Climate Summit Décor or Flop?

After the Paris Climate Agreement in 2015. It was up to the Scottish city of Glasgow at the beginning of November to host the well-known conference. The eyes were mainly on US President Joe Biden who, after his predecessor Donald Trump stepped out of the Paris Climate Agreement, had to explain how the US will Belarus WhatsApp Number List act in view of global warming. Prime Minister Rutte was present from the Netherlands and a real climate train with about 500 passengers left for Glasgow. On board were the youth group Youth for Sustainable Travel, rail manager ProRail, NS and Eurostar, scientists and climate activists.

Amalia turns 18

It turned out that several participants came home from a cold fair: the Climate Agreement in Glasgow ended with a weakened final statement from China and India. The two countries wanted an amendment to the text on fossil fuels and the cessation of coal and got their way. At the last minute, ‘stop eventually’ was changed to ‘reduce’. An adjustment that particularly disappointed European countries. The well-known Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg (18) also called the Climate Summit in Glasgow a failure, a PR stunt by world leaders with beautiful promises and speeches. “We’ve had enough of their blah blah,” Thunberg said.

Crown Princess

During the (partly digital) King’s Day in Eindhoven this year, Crown Princess Amalia announced that she did not find it very exciting to turn 17, “so 18 will not be very different”. But this anniversary did not go unnoticed. The ushering of her 19th year of life brought quite a few changes with it. Besides the fact that she now officially has to succeed her father as queen, from this age she can participate in the Council of State, the highest advisory body of our government. On Wednesday December 8, she was introduced by her father and chairman of the council, King Willem-Alexander. This was accompanied by her first public speech. Reason enough to ask Claudia de Breij to write a book about her at the beginning of this year. In addition to texting and emailing, De Breij visited Huis ten Bosch palace six times. It became clear that the crown princess is in for a joke every now and then. De Breij took a yellow notebook with him for notes, about which Amalia asked “Why not orange?”.

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