The Legacy of Climate Security Leadership: Sherri Goodman on Heat of the Moment

By Pauline Baudu In the words of Heat of the Moment host, CNN climate change analyst John D. Sutter: “The United States military is one of the largest consumers of fossil fuels in the world. Yet, what is less known…

Event Summary and Video: Jumpstarting Clean Technology for National Security

By Brigitte Hugh “The demand signals we send today will induce suppliers or innovators to develop and scale those new [sustainable] technologies,” said Varun Sivaram, Senior Director for Clean Energy and Innovation in the Office of US Special Presidential Envoy…

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,…

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…

On the Verge – Climate Security with Sherri Goodman (008)

By Evan Barnard The concept of climate security is decades-old, but a new sense of urgency and a renewed interest in the concept have developed over recent years, not least due to the efforts of CSR’s Center for Climate and…

EVENT: Climate Change – A Core National Security Priority in the Incoming Administration, Dec 15

Planning for the First Hundred Days and Beyond Date: Dec 15, 2-4pm (Eastern Time) Update (12/16/2020): See a recording of the virtual event below https://youtu.be/XHUkfNJvBkY In this virtual event hosted by the Center for Climate and Security (CCS), an institute of…

The Responsibility to Prepare and Prevent: The Urgent Need For a Climate-Security Governance Architecture

This article was first published on AsiaGlobal Online (April 29, 2020) By Rachel Fleishman Today’s international security and governance architecture was born of the post-World War II period, when a conflict-weary world sought to prevent another clash of nation-state alliances…

Report: The Responsibility to Prepare and Prevent – A New Climate Security Governance Framework

A quick read of daily headlines makes it increasingly clear that current governance structures are not fully prepared for the security risks of a changing climate.  In response to these mounting risks, the Center for Climate and Security, an institute…

NPR on Climate and Security Scenarios

In yesterday's episode of NPR's On Point, Meghna Chakrabarti interviewed journalist Emily Atkin and Francesco Femia, the Council on Strategic Risks' CEO and Co-Founder of the Center for Climate and Security, to discuss the implications of climate change for global…