Sustainability: Scaling & Speeding Up | Urgenda: The need for urgent measures in sustainability

April 11, 2024

During this Vision Dinner, Marjan will elaborate on urgent issues concerning climate change and sustainability. She will provide examples of potential innovative solutions and technologies that can drive sustainable development and accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy. After the presentation, there is an opportunity for open discussions with Marjan and the other participants. You are most welcome to join this insightful and inspiring evening!

  • Small-scale peer session
  • Open dialogue by means of the Chatham House Rule

Marjan Minnesma, Urgenda

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Marjan Minnesma

Director and Founder

Marjan Minnesma (1966) is the director and founder of the Urgenda Foundation since 2007. Marjan studied business administration, philosophy, and law, and worked at Novem (now RVO), Greenpeace, and various universities for ten years. Marjan/Urgenda became most well-known for winning the climate case against the Dutch government in 2015, a case that reached the Supreme Court in 2019. For this achievement, Urgenda received an honorary doctorate from the University of Brussels, and Marjan won the Goldman Environmental Prize (also known as the Green Nobel Prize). However, the climate case was only a small part of her work. Urgenda is actively involved in developing concrete solutions in the areas of climate and biodiversity to accelerate the transition to sustainability. Marjan collaborates with businesses, governments, farmers, and citizens.



With great pleasure we extend an invitation to our exclusive Vision Dinner featuring Marjan Minnesma, Director of Urgenda. As society continues to deplete the earth’s limited resources, the need for extreme measures becomes greater. Marjan will substantiate the necessity for such urgent measures and shed light on the government's role in this matter. Above all, she presents a strong call to action to preserve our earth.


Location: Restaurant t'Amsterdammertje, Loenen aan de Vecht

17:30 | Start program (including presentation, discussion and a 3-course dinner)
20:30 | End of formal program, opportunity for informal networking


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  • Participants have to meet the previously described target audience.
  • If applicable, our partners will be presented with every application.
  • During all our sessions, the Chatham House Rule applies. This means that the participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed. This means that no report, no photos and no recordings are made of the meeting. The presentation will also not be distributed to the participants afterwards.
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