Sat 17 April 2021

Introduction by Carmen Hagenaars

Introduction: Carmen Hagenaars

Carmen Hagenaars, Deputy director Inclusive Green Growth Department Netherlands’ Ministry of Foreign affairs

Carmen Hagenaars has served as Deputy Director Inclusive Green Growth in the Netherlands’ Ministry of Foreign affairs since November 2017. In this position, she focuses, in particular, on inclusive and sustainable use of energy and natural resources. In addition to her 18-year diplomatic career in various positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, she worked in Brussels at the EU Permanent Representation as head of Development Cooperation and International Trade. Before that, she was seconded as a political advisor to the EU Special Representative for the Sahel and also worked at the Netherlands Embassy in Dakar. In The Hague, she fulfilled several functions, including in the Africa and Multilateral departments.

About this day:

A habitable planet means welfare for poor and rich, for men and women and for present and future generations. That is why the Ministry of Foreign Affairs commits itself to providing access to and sustainable usage of natural resources, for everyone. The Netherlands collaborates with different governments, multilateral institutions, NGO’s, companies and civilians to secure the provision of public goods such as raw materials, water and energy for the future. The most important guidelines in doing so are the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s), globally determined goals for sustainable development.

In our Earth at Stake program we present, in association with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs three documentaries about the fight for a sustainable world, followed by Q&A’s.

with talk
MinBuZa Earth at Stake


Carmen Hagenaars