EVENT: Unprecedented Foresight: Opportunities to Improve Climate Security Risk Assessments in the New Administration – Jan 28

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The second panel in our series, “Planning for the First 100 Days and Beyond”

January 28, 2020 2-3:30 pm EST

This virtual event hosted by the Center for Climate and Security (CCS), an institute of the Council on Strategic Risks, is the second in our series looking at actions the incoming Biden Administration can take on climate security in its first 100 days and beyond. This panel will explore opportunities to leverage unprecedented foresight capabilities to assess climate security risks. Panelists will discuss how the U.S. government can better integrate climate models and projections and strengthen the collection and dissemination of relevant data in order to conduct increasingly robust and actionable assessments of climate risks, including recommendations in the Climate Security Plan for America – published by CCS and endorsed by dozens of military, foreign policy and intelligence experts, including eight retired four-star generals and admirals. 

Panelists include former US national security, defense and intelligence officials and CCS experts with significant experience assessing climate security-related risks:

  • Erin Sikorsky, Deputy Director, the Center for Climate and Security; former Deputy Director of the Strategic Futures Group at the National Intelligence Council
  • Rod Schoonover, Founder, Ecological Futures Group; former Director of Environment and Natural Resources at the National Intelligence Council (NIC). 
  • Rear Admiral David W. Titley, US Navy (Ret), Advisory Board, The Council on Strategic Risks; Former Oceanographer of the Navy
  • Caitlin Welsh, Director, Global Food Security Program, CSIS; former director of global economic engagement at the National Security Council and National Economic Council

The panel will be moderated by John Conger, Director of the Center for Climate and Security, and former Deputy Comptroller at the Department of Defense.

To RSVP, please email events@climateandsecurity.org.  We will provide the Zoom link to attendees. For a video of our first event in this series, Climate Change – A Core National Security Priority, click here.


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