New U.S. Navy Climate Strategy Sets High-Level Goals

By Erin Sikorsky  On May 24, the U.S. Navy released Climate Action 2030, its response to the Presidential directive to integrate climate considerations into all aspects of the Department of Defense. The Navy is the second of the armed services…

Join Us for the Launch of the 2022 World Climate and Security Series

By Elsa Barron Join the International Military Council on Climate Security’s Expert Group on June 7, 2022, at 5 PM CET/ 11 AM ET for the launch of the 2022 World Climate and Security Report Series (register here). The 2022…

Understanding the Threat of Biological Weapons in a World with COVID-19: Updated Report and Video Release

Today the Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) is releasing an update to its report entitled Understanding the Threat of Biological Weapons in a World with COVID-19—with a significantly expanded Part III and an accompanying video call-to-action. The updated report features…

Announcing the Inaugural Cohort of Ecological Security Fellows

The Converging Risks Lab, an institute of the Council on Strategic Risks, is pleased to announce its inaugural class of Ecological Security Fellows. This initiative is a part of the institute’s Ecological Security Program, supported by the VK Rasmussen Foundation.…

A Threat to Ecological Security from Inter-Species Viral Distributions Driven by Climate Change

By Dr. Marc Kodack Most of the security analysis on climate change effects has been focused on human systems and how people need to mitigate and adapt to those effects. However, these same effects will also create multiple opportunities for…

South Asia’s Scorching Heatwave: Another Window Into Our Climate-Insecure Planet  

By Sarang Shidore South Asia’s cruel heatwave in recent weeks has seen land temperatures reach 122 F (49 C) and air temperatures as high as 143 F (62 C) in India and Pakistan. A brutal April was preceded by a…

Unpacking the Pentagon’s $3.1 Billion Climate Request

By John Conger On March 28, the U.S. Federal Budget request for Fiscal Year 2023 (FY2023) was released, officially kicking off the Congressional budget season and the ensuing posture testimonies, staffer briefs, and associated deep dives into the details of…

Read, Watch, Listen: CCS Across the Web | April 2022

By Brigitte Hugh Welcome to “Read, Watch, Listen” from the Center for Climate and Security (CCS), a monthly round-up highlighting some of the articles, interviews, and podcasts featuring the CCS network of experts.   In April, CCS experts were called…

Biosecurity at The Global Synthetic Biology Conference

By Lillian Parr From April 12–14, Built with Biology hosted The Global Synthetic Biology Conference, an annual event that features expert speakers and provides networking opportunities for members of the synthetic biology community. The conference highlighted some exciting new biotechnologies,…