Briefer: Climate Change a “Top Tier Threat” in the 2022 U.S. National Security Strategy

By Sherri Goodman, Holly Kaufman, and Pauline Baudu The Biden Administration’s new National Security Strategy (NSS), released in October 2022, elevates attention and focus on climate security beyond any prior NSS. The security risks of climate change get the attention…

Event Summary: The Security Implications of the Pakistan Floods: A Roundtable Discussion

Panelists Ameera Adil, Faraz Haider, Andrea Rezzonico, and Jumaina Siddiqui discussed the ongoing flooding crisis in a discussion moderated by CCS Director Erin Sikorsky. The conversation first scoped the intersecting climate and security risks in Pakistan before exploring solutions to bolster climate justice, good governance, and community resilience.

CSR Board Member Dr. Marcus King Takes New Position at Georgetown University

By Elsa Barron Vice Chair of the Board at the Council on Strategic Risks (CSR), Dr. Marcus King, has taken a new position at Georgetown University, where he is now a Professor of the Practice in Environment and International Affairs…

RELEASE: Amid European Heat Wave, International Military Network Releases Report Warning of Security Risks of Climate Change in the Balkans

Intensifying climate change impacts may heighten existing post-conflict tensions, threaten Europe’s broader climate goals, and increase the region's susceptibility to influence from the Russian and Chinese governments.

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…

RELEASE: Decarbonized Defense: Kicking off the World Climate and Security Report 2022

June 7, 2022 —  Today the Expert Group of the International Military Council on Climate and Security (IMCCS Expert Group) launched a new report, Decarbonized Defense: The Need for Clean Military Power in the Age of Climate Change, the first…

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…