‘Planet First’: the Paris Climate Agreement without Trump

Alex Verbeek

Alexander Verbeek is a diplomat and Associate at the Stockholm Environment Institute. Until January 2016 he was the Strategic Policy Advisor on Global Issues in the Netherlands MFA, working on international issues related to climate, water, food, energy and resources. He developed the Planetary Security Initiative that fosters cooperation on the impact of climate change, environmental degradation and resource scarcity on security. He organised the international conference in the Peace Palace in November last year where participants from 75 countries joined in the launch of this initiative. In Sweden he continues to collaborate with governments, businesses, think tanks and civil society agencies to find connections between these issues and create solutions for the environmental, resource and demographic challenges of the 21st century. Since 2014 Alexander is a Yale World Fellow. He is often asked for public speaking, lecturing at universities or chairing international meetings. He is in the board of advisors of several international environmental initiatives. Twitter: @Alex_Verbeek Instagram: @alexanderverbeek

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