Renewed Urgency of Climate Security Action: Launch of the 2022 World Climate and Security Report Series

By Elsa Barron The Russian invasion of Ukraine has set off a tsunami of global effects, including food, fuel, fertilizer, and finance crises, explained Dr. Patrick Verkooijen, CEO of the Global Center of Adaptation at the International Military Council on…

Event Summary: RADx® Initiative & COVID-19 Solutions

By Dr. Dan Regan The Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) hosted a webinar on June 8 titled RADx® Initiative & COVID-19 Solutions: Bioengineering at Unprecedented Speed and Scale. As COVID-19 continues to spread and new variants of concern emerge, testing…

Within the Health, Climate, and Security Nexus, Prevention is Better than a Cure

By Kelly Bridges During the 2014-16 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, healthcare workers were contracting Ebola at an alarming rate. The World Health Organization (WHO) found that those fighting Ebola at the frontlines--in clinics and hospitals--were up to 32 times…

Event Summary | U.S. Climate Security Investments: Changing Plans Into Action

By Brigitte Hugh “We have got to get busy deploying dollars and energy and ingenuity to tackle the problem,” said Gillian Caldwell, Chief Climate Officer at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) at a recent Center for Climate and…

As the World Health Organization Meets on the 2022 Monkeypox Outbreak, an Early Examination of U.S. Responses

By Dr. Dan Regan The World Health Organization (WHO) has concluded that the ongoing outbreak of monkeypox, a disease endemic in parts of Africa and newly spreading in many countries in which it is extremely uncommon, is not currently a…

The WHO BioHub: An Emerging Tool for Secure and Equitable Pathogen Sharing

 By Lillian Parr As the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted, rapid detection and swift information sharing are  key to stemming the spread of emergent infectious diseases and their variants. To gain insight into a novel pathogen or variant, it must be…

BRIEFER: Climate Security: An Agenda for Future Research

By Dr. Duncan Depledge, Matt Ince, Olivia Lazard, and Erin Sikorsky Climate change is altering the physical and strategic context in which national and international security is pursued. But it is not just increased climate variability and its socio-economic consequences…

Building Climate-Secure Communities: The USAID Climate Strategy and FY 2023 Budget Request

By Elsa Barron  On Earth Day 2022, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) released a new Climate Strategy for application between 2022 and 2030. The whole-of-agency approach created by this strategy is one that USAID calls “unprecedented” and…

Lyston Lea Joins the Center for Climate and Security Advisory Board

By Brigitte Hugh The Center for Climate and Security is pleased and honored to announce that Lyston Lea has joined its distinguished Advisory Board of military and national security leaders. This group supports CCS leadership by providing substantive and strategic…