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GSES Ambassador and SDG Coordinator, Ruud Koornstra, Offers Insight into COP28 UAE Negotiations!

COP28 UAE Blue Zone Report: A Glimpse Behind the Scenes

Amidst the intensity of COP28 negotiations in the UAE,  as the summit reaches its climax, Ruud Koornstra, SDG 7 Coordinator, GSES Ambassador, and delegate of the Netherlands, shares an exclusive update.

Intense Commitment and Strides Forward:
“Our Dutch negotiators are working tirelessly, making great strides in these crucial discussions. Just hold on for the last mile, ladies and gentlemen,” says Koornstra. The dedication is evident as he personally covers an average of 20,000 steps per day, shuttling between the blue and green zones.

Showcasing Dutch Innovation:
Beyond the negotiations, Koornstra emphasises the platform created for Dutch breakthrough technologies and business concepts of new SMEs. COP28 serves as a global stage, providing international visibility and follow-up opportunities for innovative solutions.

A Global Effort for Sustainable Future:
GSES is proud to have Ruud Koornstra as our ambassador, representing sustainability on a global scale. Follow the behind-the-scenes journey of Dutch negotiators and witness the commitment to shaping a sustainable future.

Stay Tuned for Updates:
As COP28 unfolds, stay tuned for more updates on the Kingdom of the Netherlands’ impactful contributions to global sustainability. Learn more about GSES’s advocacy for positive change at

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