Alexander Verbeek is a Dutch environmentalist, writer, 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, Verbeek is the writer of The Planet, a rapidly growing newsletter about the environment, climate change, water, food, energy, and sustainability. He is the Policy Director at the Environment & Development Resource Centre (EDRC) in Brussels. His online followers on all his social media account are more than 400,000.