Newsletter No. 1 • May 2017


IVM signs Covenant on Plant Proteins

Food Summit smallAt the Dutch Food Summit on 26 January 2017 a Covenant on Plant Proteins was signed. The covenant aims at improving, at the international level, the availability and attractiveness of sustainably produced, high-quality plant proteins for human consumption. Among the signatories were, besides IVM’s Harry Aiking, various business partners and NGOs, as well as minister Ploumen of Foreign Trade and state secretary Van Dam of Economic Affairs.

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Recent increases in sea temperature underestimated

Zeke Hausfather, a former student in IVM’s ERM course and now a researcher at the University of California (Berkeley), co-authored an article in Science Advances confirming that previously reported rates of sea surface warming in recent years have been underestimated. The article received a lot of media attention, including in The Telegraph, Le Monde, and the Dutch media and De Volkskrant.