Climate Security at the UNSC: Opportunities for US Action in March

Caitlin Werrell, Co-Founder and President of the Center for Climate and Security, presents the Responsibility to Prepare framework to the UN Security Council - Dec 15, 2017 By Erin Sikorsky, Steve Brock, Francesco Femia, Rachel Fleishman, and Caitlin Werrell “No…

RELEASE: The Council on Strategic Risks and Sandia National Laboratories Issue New Report on Lessons from COVID-19 for Stopping Biological Threats

Washington, DC and Livermore, CA, February 24, 2021 —  The COVID-19 pandemic is continuing to take devastating tolls on America and the world, with hundreds of thousands of deaths and millions of infections in the United States alone.  In August…

Call for Applications: Fellowship for Ending Bioweapons

As the world continues to battle COVID-19, it is a stark reminder of the devastation biological threats can cause. Biological threats still pose grave risks to international security and stability, whether they arise by nature, by accident---or through deliberate work…

New U.S. Global Fragility Strategy Recognizes Environmental Issues as Key to Stability

This article by Lauren Herzer Risi originally appeared on New Security Beat We are cross-posting this article from our colleagues at New Security Beat to highlight a key opportunity for the U.S. Department of State and other national security agencies…

RELEASE: New Report Calls on Canada to Create a “Climate Security Plan” to Combat Security Threats of Climate Change

Washington, D.C., February 16, 2021 — The Center for Climate and Security, an institute of the Council on Strategic Risks, released a new report today entitled "A Climate Security Plan for Canada." This report looks at the challenges of climate…

A Recipe for Disaster? Dual-Use Knowledge During COVID

By Yong-Bee Lim Nature Protocols published an article on January 29, 2021 that is making waves in the biorisk community. Titled “Engineering SARS-CoV-2 Using a Reverse Genetic System,” this article outlines a detailed protocol on how researchers can engineer variants…

Protecting Against Biological Threats: Recommendations for the Global Posture Review

By Bill Beaver, Yong-Bee Lim, Christine Parthemore and Andy Weber On February 4, 2021, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III released a statement on the initiation of a Global Posture Review (GPR) - a comprehensive review of the U.S.…

Agenda 2021: Prospects for Climate Security and Other Strategic Risks at the UN Security Council

By Evan Barnard, Center for Climate and Security intern, with contributions from Andrea Rezzonico and William Beaver The 2021 United Nations Security Council (UNSC) agenda promises to take on a range of issues central to the Council on Strategic Risks…

RELEASE: Landmark Report from Security Experts Identifies Ecological Disruption as the 21st Century’s Most Underappreciated Security Threat

Washington DC, February 9, 2021 – The Converging Risks Lab of the Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) released a landmark report today, The Security Threat That Binds Us, that identifies ecological disruption as a major and underappreciated security threat and…