Biodiversity is the foundation that supports all life on land and below water. It affects every aspect of human health. Changing, or removing one element of this web affects the entire life system and can produce negative consequences. Human actions, including deforestation, encroachment on wildlife habitats, intensified agriculture, and acceleration of climate change, have pushed nature beyond its limit.

Alexander Verbeek founded the Institute for Planetary Security, where he works on projects related to the impact of the changing climate, water, food, energy, economic and demographic conditions. He has been a diplomat for the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and he is on the board of advisors of several international environmental initiatives. Alexander Verbeek, talks about the interrelation between security and climate. Why he got active on security-issues as well as on environment, why these are increasingly interrelated and therefore need an integrated response.

Watch his #HagueTalks here.