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maandag 30 juli 2018

Chasing cars: New Energy Vehicles in China

Chasing cars: New Energy Vehicles in China
With greenhouse emissions still on the rise worldwide, making changes to our everyday lives is essential. Filtering and cleaning air may help in the short term, but limiting emissions in the first place seems key. Transferring from traditional gasoline-fuelled cars to new energy vehicles is one of the possible solutions. Though this is easier said than done, recent legislation by the Chinese government on new energy vehicles has already caused a shift amongst car manufacturers.
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Threat or food? The value of insects
For many people, the word 'insects' is associated with diseases and bad sanitary conditions. Pesticides are being uses on a daily basis to fight bug threats. At the same time, the concept of eating insects as a meat-replacement is becoming increasingly accepted. For instance, last month the Huazhong Agricultural University organized an 'insect banquet' and in the Netherlands already some supermarkets offer insects to their customers. Henk Sigter, Agricultural Attaché at the Embassy in Beijing,...
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Consular department Cairo closed 5 September 2018
The consular department of the Netherlands embassy in Cairo will be closed on the 5th of September, 2018.
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The Embassy of the Netherlands in Wellington will represent Iceland from the 1st of August
The Embassy in Wellington is pleased to announce the Agreement on Schengen visa representation between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iceland which will enter into force on the 1st of August 2018. From that date the Netherlands will represent Iceland for Schengen visa at the following locations: Wellington (New Zealand) Oranjestad (Aruba) Willemstad (Curacao) Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) If you reside in New...
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The Chinese and Dutch Smart Cities of the future
In recent years, the concept of smart cities has gained popularity quickly. Many countries are transforming their cities and investing in making them 'smarter'. However, the actual definition of smart cities is not very clear. Some focus on sustainable development, some on technological innovation and others on the people who live there and their experience. Key seems to be that smart cities are sustainable, driven by the needs of the people who live there. To realize this, technology seems to...
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