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Sustainable aquaculture & livestock farming: global challenges, glocal solutions

We eat more meat and fish than ever. This is partly a result of population growth, but economic development also plays an important role. Animal protein consumption is growing fastest in low and middle-income countries, where incomes and expenditure on food are climbing correspondingly. How can we ensure that people around the world can still continue to eat meat and fish, without exceeding the carrying capacity of the planet? One solution could be glocal farming, as promoted by HubOrange at VIV Europe 2022.

The 100 cities working to make cities smarter

With over half the world’s population living in cities, adapting metropolitan areas to be climate-neutral by 2050 is high on Europe’s list of ambitions. Cities are responsible for consuming over 75% of the earth’s natural resources, so it’s no surprise that initiatives are popping up worldwide to support them in deploying climate-neutral solutions.

Excelling in hydrogen

The Netherlands is already on the forefront of European initiatives to kick-start a hydrogen revolution and replace fossil fuels. As the second largest hydrogen producer in Europe, we have a lot to offer.   Aside from the innovative technology itself, an open, inventive and forward-thinking community is equally important. The Netherlands is home to Europe’s first ‘hydrogen valley’. Foreign investors and technology companies views the Netherlands as an excellent base for open innovation and business development. A wide range of applications By continuously building productive partnerships, we can ensure that our hydrogen ambitions and initiatives are strongly embedded in European policies and innovation programmes.

Floriade Expo 2022: continuing the conversation on water, energy and food

The global demand for food is expected to more than double by 2050. Currently, as much of 70% of water and 30% of electricity usage worldwide goes towards food production. As the global water and energy demand are also projected to rise by 55 and 60% respectively, we find ourselves confronted with an untenable situation. In the future the majority of people will live in urban areas, meaning cities in particular need to step up their game. The WEF-nexus conference at Floriade Expo 2022 aims to explore how cities can unite water, energy and food.

Let the games begin! Invictus Games 2022

The 5th edition of the Invictus Games is off to a start in the Netherlands!   The Invictus Games is an international adaptive sporting event for wounded, injured, and sick service persons, both serving and veteran. After a two-year delay, the games are all set to go ahead in The Hague. Over the course of a week, 500 differently-abled competitors from 20 countries are ready to participate at various locations around the city. You can catch all the action live from 16-22 April 2022.

Belgium mission: building a circular sustainable future together

On 19 and 20 May 2022, Dutch entrepreneurs will join a knowledge exchange mission to neighbouring Belgium with a focus on sustainable, circular and biobased solutions within the infrastructure construction and built environment sectors. This high-level mission is led by the Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Liesje Schreinemacher and the Dutch State Secretary for Infrastructure and Water Management, Vivianne Heijnen.  

High-tech innovations that transform lives

We may not always be aware of it, but a revolution is taking place in our lifetime. High-tech solutions are often out of sight, but they are finding their way into our daily lives. Take semiconductors, few of us know exactly what they are, but already they are actually part of 70% of consumer appliances.