One year after the invasion, this briefer reassesses the war’s implications for the energy transition, as well as global climate, ecological and food security.
Briefer: The Devil’s in the Deep: Marine Fisheries, Ecological Tipping Point Risks, and Maritime Security
For countries and communities reliant on ocean resources, the combined ramifications of habitat destruction, biodiversity loss, pollution, resource depletion, and the mounting effects of global climate change could be considerable, jeopardizing the livelihoods, security, and welfare of millions of people.
Announcing the 2023 Cohort of Ecological Security Fellows
The Center for Climate and Security is pleased to announce its 2023 class of Ecological Security Fellows. This initiative is a part of CCS’s Ecological Security Program, supported by the VK Rasmussen Foundation.
Climate and Ecological Security in the 2023 Annual Threat Assessment
As in previous years, climate and ecological security issues featured in the briefing and submitted testimonies presented by ODNI and the rest of the IC.
Briefer: The Avian Influenza Outbreak—Ecological and Biological Security Implications
Taking steps now to enhance surveillance, accelerate vaccine testing and development, and improve the security of farms, will help prevent H5N1 from becoming the next pandemic. It is not too late to tackle this threat, but it is ultimately up to us to take action.
Changing Tone, Shifting Priorities and Continuing Progress: Lessons from a House Armed Services Committee Hearing under the New Republican Majority
On February 28, 2023, the Readiness Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee held its first hearing of the new Congress, with new Chairman Mike Waltz (R-FL) presiding, a handful of new Members joining the Subcommittee, and a newly minted Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations and Environment, Brendan Owens, joining his service counterparts to discuss the installations portfolio. While the hearing was held in advance of the submission of the President’s Budget Request, there was still much to learn both from new voices and from old voices in new roles.
Briefer: How the United States Can Prevent the Weaponization of Climate Migration in a Warming World: A Humane Approach
This briefer explores the complex and multicausal drivers of migration–from escaping violence to displacement caused by climate change–and suggests how the United States can reform its immigration policies to mitigate the risks of weaponized climate-driven migration.
Report: A Summit on Ending Biological Threats—Event Summary
This report summarizes discussions held during a workshop hosted by the Council on Strategic Risks on September 26, 2022, focused on ending extreme risks from biological threats. Conversations centered around a few core subject areas: pathogen early warning, public-private collaboration, interagency efforts and collaboration, and strategic communications.
Climate & Food Security on Stage at the Munich Security Conference
Almost a year after the brutal Russian invasion of Ukraine began, it was no surprise that the 2023 Munich Security Conference focused on the importance and implications of the ongoing conflict. This focus included a look at the second-order effects of the conflict, such as global food insecurity and the energy transition – a recognition that tackling such transnational challenges are integral to what the conference report identified as a need for “A re-envisioned liberal, rules-based international order…to strengthen democratic resilience in an era of fierce systemic competition with autocratic regimes.”
CCS and IMCCS to Host Events on Food Security and the Clean Energy Transition at the Munich Security Conference
The Center for Climate and Security and the International Military Council on Climate and Security in partnership with NATO look forward to hosting innovative conversations on key climate security issues, including food security and the clean energy transition, at the Munich Security Conference set to take place February 17-19, 2023.