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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…

Looking to 2022: Next Steps for US Climate Security Policy 

By Brigitte Hugh “We’re really on a good path to mainstreaming climate and security...and that’s a major accomplishment,” said Sherri Goodman, Senior Strategist at the Center for Climate and Security (CCS), during a recent CCS event. The event was about…

Climate Change and Ecological Security Must Be at the Center of Our National Defense Strategy

By Holly Kaufman, Sherri Goodman and John Conger  At a United Nations Security Council meeting in September 2021, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken asserted, “Look at almost every place where you see threats to international peace and security today…

Implementing the Biden Administration’s Climate Executive Order – The White House Report on Climate Change and Migration

By Brigitte Hugh In October, the Biden Administration released several climate security reports in accordance with the Executive Orders on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad and Planning for the Impact of Climate Change on Migration. We are…

RELEASE: The Honorable Rose Gottemoeller and the Honorable Daniel Poneman Join the Council on Strategic Risks Board of Directors 

December 2, 2021— The Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) is excited to announce that Hon. Rose Gottemoeller and Hon. Daniel Poneman have joined CSR’s Board of Directors. Both bring extensive leadership and a positive vision for international security to the…

The Biden Administration’s Whole of Government Approach to Climate Security

President Biden at the Leaders Summit on Climate - 22 April 2021 By Joon Hwang “Climate change is an increasingly destabilizing force—an accelerating destabilization force—and it’s impacting our operational environment, it’s creating new missions, and our allies and partners are…