This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Alexander Verbeek. Alexander is a Dutch environmentalist, public speaker, diplomat, and former strategic policy advisor at the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Over the past 30 years, he has worked on international security, humanitarian and geop
Publish Date: Dec 26, 2020
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This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Alexander Verbeek. Alexander is a Dutch environmentalist, public speaker, diplomat, and former strategic policy advisor at the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Over the past 30 years, he has worked on international security, humanitarian and geopolitical risk issues, and the linkage to the earth's accelerating environmental crisis.
Currently, Alexander is Policy Director at the Environment & Development Resource Centre (EDRC) in Brussels. He is also an independent advisor on global issues related to climate, security, water, food, energy, and resources. He collaborates with governments, businesses, think tanks, and civil society agencies to create solutions for the planetary challenges of the 21st century.
Alexander served as a Lieutenant in the Royal Netherlands Navy and was a diplomat for the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1992 until 2016. His last position was Strategic Policy Advisor on Global Issues in the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He had postings in Vienna (OSCE), Bonn, and London. At MFA headquarters in The Hague, he also worked in the Middle-East Department, twice in the Security Department, and for several years in the Asia department.
Alexander founded the Institute for Planetary Security and developed the Planetary Security Initiative, leading the team that prepared the first Planetary Security Conference in the Peace Palace in The Hague in November 2015. From 2016 until 2018 he was the Chairman of the Board of Advisors of this initiative.
Alexander is a World Fellow at Yale University and has been an associate or fellow at the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), the Stockholm International Water institute (SIWI), a Visiting Fellow at the Peace and Conflict Department of Uppsala University in Sweden, and he is on the board of advisors of several international environmental initiatives. He is also an Associate Fellow at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy.
In this episode you will hear about the direct and indirect effects of climate change, what countries can do, what you can do, and more.
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