BRIEF REPORT: North Korea, Climate Change and Security

By Catherine Dill, Alexandra Naegele, Natalie Baillargeon, Monica Caparas, Dominick Dusseau, Madeleine Holland, and Christopher Schwalm North Korea’s provocative posture and its nuclear arsenal have shielded it from much of the pressures of globalization and integration with the international community.…

New report on the UN Security Council’s work on climate security published

This is a cross-post from the Planetary Security Initiative In the past 18 months, the emergence of climate security as a mainstreamed and core risk for national governments and IGOs has accelerated. In particular, the UN Security Council (UNSC) is…

New Online Course on Climate Change & National Security

The Center for Climate and Security is pleased to partner with The Conservation Coalition's Market Environmentalism Academy on the launch of a new online course on climate change and national security, featuring a video (below) with our advisory board member,…

RELEASE: Major Report From Security and Health Analysts Highlights Path Towards a Global Pathogen Early Warning System

July 20, 2021, Washington, DC - As part of a major effort to address growing biothreats, the Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) today released a report that both assesses the current state of biosurveillance in the world, and offers strong…

Central American Climate Migration is a Human Security Crisis

Central American migrants in Mexico City, November 9, 2018 - photo by Wotancito By Amali Tower In the pursuit of addressing the ‘root causes’ of migration from Central America to the U.S. southern border, the United States is motivated by…

Converging Climate Risks: Government, Military, and Business at NATO 2030

Afghan Air Force and NATO mentors battle floods. July 29, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. Jimmie Barrow/RELEASED) By Elsa Barron and Lily Feldman There are few challenges more “transatlantic” in nature than the climate crisis. No single…

BRIEFER: Climate Change in the U.S. National Security Strategy

By Holly Kaufman and Sherri Goodman 2021 marks renewed and heightened U.S. government attention to climate and environmental security.  Reducing the threat of climate change is integrated into nearly every aspect of the Biden Administration’s agenda, into all cabinet and…

New Climate Security Report has Implications for NATO and COP26

By Danice Ball and Lily Feldman Earlier this month, the Expert Group of the International Military Council on Climate and Security (IMCCS) released the World Climate and Security Report (WCSR) 2021, the second in an ongoing series of annual reports.…

BRIEFER: Key U.S. Initiatives for Addressing Biological Threats – Part 2

By Chris Fall, Yong-Bee Lim, and Christine Parthemore The COVID-19 crisis has forcefully demonstrated both the seriousness of the threat posed by natural and anthropogenic biological risks and the incredible strides gained in modern biotechnology to address these risks, such…

Council on Strategic Risks Launches New Arctic Security Report, in Partnership with Woodwell Climate Research Center

June 21 2021 —  The Council on Strategic Risks’ Converging Risks Lab and the Woodwell Climate Research Center released a new report today, Temperatures and Tensions Rise: Security and Climate Risks in the Arctic. The publication includes groundbreaking new analysis…