Polderen met bedrijven, milieu wordt daar heus niet beter van

Pauw, Pieter / Sander Chan
Externe Publikationen (2014)

in: NRC Handelsblad 16. Dezember 2014

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During the recent UN Climate Summit in Lima, its president launched NAZCA – the Non-state Actor Zone for Climate Action.  It followed a call by UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon in September for businesses and other non-state actors to develop and implement concrete action for sustainable development. In the eleventh hour to prevent dangerous climate change, we need all hands on deck. Indeed, the actions under NAZCA could be important drivers of national ambition and a strong Paris agreement. However, experience shows that a portal by itself does not guarantee higher non-state and subnational ambition on the long-term. In this op-ed Pieter Pauw and Sander Chan argue that the Netherlands – as one of the main proponents of NAZCA – can set an example for the rest of the world by insisting on stricter criteria upon participation in the NAZCA.

About the authors

Pauw, Pieter

Environment Scientist

Pieter Pauw

Chan, Sander

Enviroment Policy

Sander Chan

Further experts

Altenburg, Tilman

Economic Geographer 

Bauer, Steffen

Political scientist 

Brandi, Clara

Economist and Political Scientist 

Breuer, Anita

Political Scientist 

Haldenwang, Christian von

Political Scientist 

Hein, Jonas

Geographer 

Horstmann, Britta

Geographer 

Houdret, Annabelle

Political Scientist 

Koch, Svea

Social Scientist 

Leininger, Julia

Political Scientist 

Mehl, Regine

Political Scientist 

Messner, Dirk

Political Scientist 

Never, Babette

Political Scientist 

Pegels, Anna

Economist 

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