States of Emergency: Climate Change Risks to U.S. Military Installations in 2021 

By John Conger and Erin Sikorsky On January 5, the Washington Post published an analysis of climate change-related emergencies in 2021 and concluded that more than 40 percent of Americans live in counties that were covered by federal disaster declarations…

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…

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…

U.S. House Hearing on the National Security Implications of Climate Change in the Arctic 

By Dr. Marc Kodack  On November 20, the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on Europe, Energy, the Environment and Cyber held a virtual hearing entitled “National Security Implications of Climate Change in the Arctic.” Witnesses providing written statements and answering…

Nuclear War and Climate Change: The Urgency for Action

Christine Parthemore speaks on nuclear war and climate change at a COP26 side event hosted by the International Forum for Understanding, Nov 1, 2021. Source: International Forum for Understanding By Christine Parthemore I had the honor of delivering a keynote…

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…

New Analysis from the Center for Climate and Security – Ten Years After its Founding

By Francesco Femia and Caitlin WerrellThe Center for Climate and Security (CCS) has been producing cutting-edge analysis of the security risks of climate change since its founding ten years ago - back when few were paying attention to this dimension…