RELEASE: Amid European Heat Wave, International Military Network Releases Report Warning of Security Risks of Climate Change in the Balkans

Intensifying climate change impacts may heighten existing post-conflict tensions, threaten Europe’s broader climate goals, and increase the region's susceptibility to influence from the Russian and Chinese governments.

Backgrounder: Climate Change and the National Defense Authorization Act

In this backgrounder, we track key provisions that have been included in NDAAs from Fiscal Year FY18 through FY22, building from the initial, bipartisan declaration in 2017 that climate change was a direct threat to national security, to requirements for vulnerability assessments, resilience authorities, strategy requirements, and mainstreaming consideration of climate impacts on mission.