Patrick  Verkooijen

Patrick Verkooijen

Patrick Verkooijen, CEO, Global Center on Adaptation

Patrick is the founder CEO of the Global Center on Adaptation (GCA), an international organization hosted by the Netherlands working as a solutions broker to accelerate, innovate, and scale adaptation action for a climate-resilient world. He helps ensure GCA’s programs focus on progress towards sustainable development to safeguard people, the planet, and shared prosperity. He was a driving force behind the 2021 virtual Climate Adaptation Summit, hosted by the Netherlands, which included a Ministerial dialogue on climate adaptation that focused on how to accelerate efforts to build forward better from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Patrick earned a PhD in Sustainable Development Diplomacy from Wageningen University, a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University, and a Master’s Degree in Social and Political Philosophy from the University of Amsterdam.