CEO, Global Center on Adaptation (GCA)

Patrick Verkooijen is the founder CEO of the Global Center on Adaptation (GCA), an international organization hosted by the Netherlands, to act as the solutions broker for a climate-resilient world. In this role he works closely with Ban Ki-moon, architect of the Paris Agreement as 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations and Chairman of the Board of GCA.  Since June 2021, GCA has already influenced over $3.1 billion (USD) in adaptation financing through the Africa Adaptation Acceleration Program in collaboration with the African Development Bank.

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