Marjan Minnesma: Risk-Taking for a New Sustainable Society - The Green Interview Series
Catalogue Number: PT0006
Producer: Paper Tiger
Subject: Criminal Justice & Law, Current Events, Environmental Studies, Global Issues, Politics, Social Issues, Social Sciences
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2016
Running Time: 75
Closed Captions: Yes
This episode of The Green Interview features Marjan Minnesma, the founder and director of the Urgenda Foundation in Amsterdam, which sued the Dutch state for its tepid record on greenhouse gas emissions. Urgenda was joined in the case by 900 citizens as co-plaintiffs in what Marjan describes as "crowd pleading." It won a court order directing the government to reduce the country’s emissions by 25 percent by the year 2030. The impact of that success has rippled around the world.
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