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,…

Climate Change and Health Featuring CSR’s Andrea Rezzonico

On October 18, Andrea Rezzonico, Deputy to the CEO and Deputy Director of the Converging Risks Lab, was featured on the Jacobs Sparks Podcast alongside Dr. Nino Kharaishvili, Global Solutions Director of Health Systems Governance at Jacobs. In the interview,…

Climate Security Fellows Report 2021

By Esther Sperling These are unprecedented times. The world continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, while democracies and economies around the globe are tested. Through it all, climate change is destabilizing natural and social systems, and driving new security risks.…

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…

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…

The U.S. Department of Defense Releases its Climate Adaptation Plan  

Today, the U.S. Federal Government released Climate Adaptation Plans from all of its agencies. The Department of Defense (DoD) plan can be found here, as well as a statement from Secretary of Defense Austin and the DoD press release.  It’s…

We’re Hiring: Program Assistant for the Center for Climate and Security

The Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) seeks to hire a full-time program assistant for its Center for Climate and Security (CCS), an institute of CSR. This is an entry-level position focused on addressing climate security risks and solutions. The person…

“Missing in Action”: Former Australian security leaders highlight climate-related security threats; call for rapid decarbonisation

A new report released yesterday by the Australian Security Leaders Climate Group calls on the Australian Government to “prevent devastating climate impacts by mobilising all resources necessary to reach zero emissions as fast as possible,” starting with a comprehensive Whole-of-Nation…

The Pentagon Previews Climate Adaptation Plan in Congressional Hearing

By John Conger On July 14, 2021, the Readiness Subcommittee of the U.S. House Armed Services Committee held a virtual hearing on the  installations and environment portfolios of the Department of Defense (DoD).  The witnesses were: Paul Cramer, the Acting…

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.…