Sat 17 April 2021

Q&A with Marcel Beukeboom and Julia Kantelberg

Q&A with Marcel Beukeboom and Julia Kantelberg

Julia Kantelberg has a background in art history and environmental ethics. She is currently working at the Rijksmuseum and is particularly interested in the role of art and imagination in the context of the climate crisis. Since September 2020, she is part of a group young ‘Climate Ambassadors of the Future’, led by Climate Envoy of the Netherlands Marcel Beukeboom.

Climate envoy Marcel Beukeboom represents The Netherlands during international climate meetings. Climate change is a worldwide problem and demands cooperation on an international level. The Netherlands acknowledges this need by appointing a climate envoy. International agreements, such as the Paris Agreement, also affect our national policy. Marcel therefore also communicates and shapes the international agreements in The Netherlands itself.

Moderator: Marieke Eyskoot is sustainable lifestyle-expert, author, speaker and presenter. She has acted as moderator for ASB BANK, Stichting DOEN, NRC Live, Fairtrade International and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and many others. Her modern guidebook This is a Good Guide – for a Sustainable Lifestyle (a bestseller with 20.000 copies sold and an international edition) is packed with practical and positive tips on clothing, care, food, living, work and free time, which make doing good fun and reachable. Mariek was part of Trouw’s Sustainable 100, TEDx, many different top women-lists and was nominated by Het Parool as Amsterdammer of the year. With twenty years of experience, she is for many media outlets the go-to person for sustainable subjects.

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.

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MinBuZa Earth at Stake


Marieke Eyskoot


Marcel Beukeboom


Julia Kantelberg