Richard Wouters is an expert in European affairs. He works as a researcher for Bureau de Helling, the think tank of Dutch green party GroenLinks, where he focuses on the circular economy and technology.
An exploration of the environmental dividend as a response to the mistrust of green taxation.Read more
Who does the ocean or the moon belong to? An interview about the legal power of 'the common heritage of mankind' concept.Read more
As some of Earth's resources risk being depleted, could outer space become a source of raw materials in the future?Read more
International environmental policies focus on safeguarding renewable natural resources. Little attention, however, is paid, to the much more difficult problem of non-renewable natural resources, such as metallic ores and phosphate. A survey of the dilemmas.Read more
Major global conflicts are not resolved in the Dutch Parliament. Nor is The Hague the centre of the world. The Netherlands’ influence is determined by the extent to which it collaborates with other countries. GroenLinks therefore needs to look across the border when defining its position on military intervention. The opinions of our allies should be taken into account.Read more