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Dutch envoy sees Canada as ‘fertile ground’ to address climate change 

By Samantha Wright Allen      

‘We have to start, we have to stimulate, we have to get our acts together in order to achieve our goals,’ says Goverdina Christina Coppoolse.

Goverdina Christina Coppoolse is the Netherland’s new ambassador to Canada, landing in August and handing over her letter of credence in an October virtual ceremony. Photograph courtesy of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Canada and the Netherlands have the “same drive” to address climate change and make the economy greener as the globe rebuilds from COVID-19, says the new Dutch envoy in Ottawa, who committed to making that her primary focus as she kicks off her new posting.

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