Founder, Institute for Planetary Security

Alexander Verbeek is a Dutch environmentalist, editor of The Planet newsletter, public speaker and podcaster. He is a former diplomat and former strategic policy advisor at the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. For 30 years he has worked on international security, humanitarian and geopolitical risk issues, and the linkage to the Earth's accelerating environmental crisis. 

Verbeek works internationally as an expert speaker and advisor with governments, the U.N., companies, NGOs and academia on planetary change and as a communication advisor. 

He is also policy director at the Environment & Development Resource Centre in Brussels. In 2014 he became a World Fellow at Yale University. Verbeek has been an associate or fellow at a number of international think tanks and is still active as associate fellow at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy.

Verbeek is recognized online as an influential leader to follow on climate change, water and nature. His online following on all social media is close to half a million.