Sun 26 March 2023

Ministry of Foreign Affairs: talk with Marga Veeneman and Carl Königel

After the screening of Deep Rising, moderator Marieke Eyskoot will talk to guest speakers Marga Veeneman (Ministry of Foreign Afairs) and Carl Königel (WWF). In the discussion we will railse the question how we are going to obtain the critical raw materials needed for the green transition in Europe. What choices can we make as a country, and what can you do as a consumer?

Language: English

This programme is a partnership between Movies that Matter and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

Speakers and moderator

Marga Veeneman is Policy officer at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with a background in international politics and economics, international trade policy, development aid, press freedom and general project management. Presently, she is Coordinator for Raw Materials in the Energy, Raw Materials & Polar Strategy Unit.

Carl Königel works as a public affairs advisor at the World Wildlife Fund on the themes of international biodiversity, nature restoration and deep-sea mining. He has almost twenty years of experience with both the content and the policy of making production chains more sustainable and nature conservation. After studying physical geography, he researched geo-ecological landscape evolution. Before joining WWF-NL, he worked at IUCN NL, the Dutch branch of the International Union of Nature Conservation.

Marieke Eyskoot is a sustainable lifestyle-expert, author, speaker and presenter. She has worked as a moderator for Dutch Design Week, ASN Bank, Stichting DOEN, Fairtrade International, various Ministries, Netflix and many others, and is one of the presenters of Dutch television programme BinnensteBuiten (InsideOut). Her modern guidebook This is a Good Guide – for a Sustainable Lifestyle is packed with practical and positive tips on fashion, beauty, food, home and travel, which make doing good fun and reachable.


Melody Lieftink

Marieke Eyskoot


Marga Veeneman


Carl Königel