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…

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…

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…

From Analysis to Action: Two Events on Climate Security Next Steps

"The science is clear: We have only a brief window to raise our ambition and rise to meet the threat of climate change," U.S. President Joe Biden at the COP in Glasgow. - November 1, 2021 In the wake of…

Implementing the Biden Administration’s Climate Executive Order – The DHS Strategic Framework For Addressing Climate Change

Last week, 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 publishing a series…

Center for Climate and Security Director Speaks to President Biden’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology

On October 19, Center for Climate and Security Director Erin Sikorsky spoke to a public meeting of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology on the intersection of climate change and national security. Her remarks highlighted the importance…

Implementing the Biden Administration’s Climate Executive Order – The Defense Climate Risk Analysis

By Erin Sikorsky Today marks an important milestone in the execution of the Biden Administration’s climate security strategy. 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,…

Center for Climate and Security Fellows Selected for Key Positions in the Biden Administration

The Center for Climate and Security (CCS) would like to congratulate its Senior Research Fellows Kate Guy and Dr. Josh Busby for their appointments in the Biden Administration. Ms. Guy will serve as Senior Advisor at the U.S. Department of…

The Biden-Putin Summit: Pivoting in the Right Nuclear Direction

Talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and President of the United States of America Joseph Biden in Geneva, on 16 June 2021. By Christine Parthemore The first in-person summit between U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin concluded…