Alexander Verbeek
Policy Director, Environment and Development Resource Centre
2024 Speaker

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. Over the past 30 years, Verbeek has worked on international security, humanitarian and geopolitical risk issues, and the linkage to the Earth's accelerating environmental crisis. He has been an associate or fellow at a number of international think tanks.

Verbeek works internationally as an expert speaker and advisor with governments, the United Nations, 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, and he is a World Fellow at Yale University. 

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. You can read some of his articles (also on CWA) at: