Paula Verhoeven


City of Rotterdam, Department of City Development. 

Paula Verhoeven will discuss the progress Rotterdam has made to implement strategies to become “climate proof” under the Rotterdam Climate Initiative. Verhoeven will also talk about the role of partners, such as other cities participating in C40 and other Rotterdam city departments. A strong advocate of international alliances for collective knowledge development on climate issues and the exchange of best practices, Verhoeven is the General Director of Rotterdam’s Department of City Development. In 2006, Verhoeven was responsible for developing the first comprehensive Rotterdam Water Plan, and, in 2009, she became the Netherlands first director of climate affairs.