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Dan Chiu, Ellen Laipson, Maureen Sullivan, and Amali Tower Join the Center for Climate and Security Advisory Board

By Brigitte Hugh The Center for Climate and Security is pleased and honored to announce that Dr. Daniel Y. Chiu, Ellen Laipson, Maureen Sullivan and Amali Tower have joined its distinguished Advisory Board of military and national security leaders. This…

States of Emergency: Climate Change Risks to U.S. Military Installations in 2021 

By John Conger and Erin Sikorsky On January 5, the Washington Post published an analysis of climate change-related emergencies in 2021 and concluded that more than 40 percent of Americans live in counties that were covered by federal disaster declarations…

BRIEFER – Climate Change and Terrorism: Three Risk Pathways to Consider

By Dr. Cullen S. HendrixClimate change itself is unlikely to be a cause around which non-state armed actors coalesce and around which their political aims revolve. But climate change will increasingly create recruiting opportunities and expose weaknesses in state institutions…

Event: Jumpstarting Demand for Climate Solutions – The First Movers Coalition and US National Security

By Brigitte Hugh On January 13, 2022, join the Center for Climate and Security as we host Jumpstarting Demand for Climate Solutions: The First Movers Coalition and US National Security, a panel discussion featuring representatives from the Department of Defense,…

Mainstreaming Climate Security: The FY22 National Defense Authorization Act

By John Conger Last week, President Biden signed the Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), that Congress passed with overwhelmingly bipartisan support. The bill included numerous climate security measures that echo a number of key recommendations in the…

Year in Review: The Top Climate & Security Stories of 2021

By Joon Hwang 2021 was a momentous year for climate security. From President Biden’s Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad, to NATO’s Climate and Security Plan of Action, to stacks of climate security reports from…

RELEASE: Top Experts Release Handbook for Ending Catastrophic Biological Risks

December 20, 2021, Washington, DC - In a time of daily confusion in the public discourse on the current pandemic, the Janne E. Nolan Center on Strategic Weapons, an institute of the Council on Strategic Risks (CSR), is releasing A…

Is it Time to “Climatize” the UN Security Council?

By Mark Nevitt  Earlier this week, the UN Security Council failed to pass a draft resolution that would have defined climate change as a “threat to peace” within Article 39 of the UN Charter. Under international law, this critical threat…