The Chilean Minister of Energy, Diego Pardow, recently visited the Netherlands to renew the Memorandum of Understanding with the Port of Rotterdam and sign a Strategic Work Agenda with the Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy. The purpose of the visit was to advance bilateral work in the green hydrogen industry. Chile is preparing for the green hydrogen industry as part of its goal to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. The National Green Hydrogen Strategy aims to position Chile as a major producer of green hydrogen globally. Chile is also developing a Green Hydrogen Action Plan 2023-2030 to promote the development of a sustainable industry. The purpose of the green hydrogen roadshow is to invite European developers to invest in the industry in Chile. The government is working on regulation, safety, quality, certification, environmental assessment, and training to support the industry's development. Chile is collaborating with various countries in Europe, Asia, and America to generate cooperation agreements and attract investment. Minister Pardow's administration aims to create a set of public policies that complement the needs of companies and communities and create a synergy between the industry and the local communities.
President William Ruto of Kenya visited the Netherlands for bilateral meetings and to attend the coronation ceremony of King Charles III in London. During his visit, he met with HM King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima, discussing financial inclusion and women's empowerment. One of the main objectives of President Ruto's visit was to raise awareness for the upcoming Africa Climate Action Summit in Nairobi. He visited the headquarters of the Global Centre on Adaptation and participated in a Strategic Dialogue for the summit. President Ruto emphasized the need for Africa to bring innovative solutions to climate change and sustainable development and called for a shift in the conversation from victimhood to action. He also highlighted the importance of climate financing and investment, advocating for a fair International Financial Architecture that includes Africa's interests. President Ruto discussed various topics, including technology, the blue economy, and the need for the African Union to be more effective in engaging with global partners. He concluded by inviting stakeholders to join the conversation on climate action and save the planet.
Interview with the new ICC's Registrar, Osvaldo Zavala Giler. "I have over sixteen years of experience on the work of the ICC, in different capacities, including as Chief of the Budget Section, senior special assistant to the Registrar and Head of Office of the Court’s liaison office to the United Nations in New York. I was also a founding member of ICCQ, the Sexual and Gender Diversity Network at the Court" he said.
After a diplomatic career spent mostly in Latin America and in the United States, H.E. Mr. Modi Ephraim has for the last year been Israel’s top representative in The Hague – his first posting in Europe.