De Balie Icons: Jane Goodall

in cooperation with
Jane Goodall Instituut Nederland

As part of the De Balie Icons series, De Balie welcomes the world-famous Jane Goodall (Ph.D., DBE., founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace) via Zoom. We will engage Goodall in a dialogue on what the world could look like after the COVID-19 pandemic. Will this crisis usher in a different way of relating to Earth? How can we promote a stronger commitment to the recovery and preservation of the planet?

In recent decades, nature has lost out to our desire for economic growth, says Goodall. As a parameter of prosperity, a country’s GDP always takes priority. In our programme, Jane Goodall will share her ideas on how this global crisis is forcing us to reconsider our priorities, and which strategies we might use to restore the world economy in a sustainable manner. And how can we change our relationship to nature and to animals, in order to prevent similar pandemics in the future?

Tickets for this programme are sold out but a livestream is freely accessible via our website and via the YouTube pages of Naturalis and De Balie.  

This programme is a cooperation between De Balie and the Jane Goodall Instituut the Netherlands. With your support, the Jane Goodall Institute can turn hope into action to protect the natural world we share and create a better future for humans, animals and nature. Please visit the website if you would like to make a difference!

De Balie Icons is a series supported by the Hartwig Foundation.


Dr. Jane GoodallPh.D., DBE., founder of the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace
Auke-Florian HiemstraNaturalis Biodiversity Center


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