Briefer: The Security Implications of the Pakistan Floods

Efforts to address the immediate humanitarian crisis as well as develop longer-term climate adaptation and resilience measures are not just the right thing for Western countries to do—such investments will also provide security benefits as they contribute to a more stable Pakistan in the future.

Read, Watch, Listen: CCS Across the Web | August 2022

By Brigitte Hugh Welcome to “Read, Watch, Listen” from the Center for Climate and Security (CCS), a monthly round-up highlighting some of the articles, interviews, and podcasts featuring the CCS network of experts.   A hot August around the world…

BRIEFER: Papua New Guinea, Climate and Security

This briefer focuses on key PNG security risks, and the role of climate change in shaping security outcomes in the country. It highlights both risks and opportunities, and offers policy makers targeted recommendations to prevent instability and conflict in a complex, climate-stressed environment.

Water and Sabotage in Paradise: Greece’s Hidden Climate Conflict

Greece’s islands might seem like unlikely settings for a wild years-long sabotage campaign, but the explosions tell a different story. By Peter Schwartzstein In late July, a person or persons unknown detonated a bomb alongside the undersea Salamina-to-Aegina water pipeline…

Read, Watch, Listen: CCS Across the Web | July 2022

By Brigitte Hugh Welcome to “Read, Watch, Listen” from the Center for Climate and Security (CCS), a monthly round-up highlighting some of the articles, interviews, and podcasts featuring the CCS network of experts.   During July, the European heatwave underscored…

Yellow Card: Global Food Crisis Underscores Need for Systemic Security

By Brigitte Hugh In January 2022, food prices were already higher than normal. Pandemic-driven supply chain and labor complications combined with intensifying climate hazards had negatively affected global food availability. Then Russia invaded Ukraine, which has drastically reduced grain exports…

Summer Heatwave Underscores Importance of NATO’s Climate Security Focus

By Erin Sikorsky On July 18, the UK Royal Air Force halted flights out of its largest airbase because the ‘runway had melted’ – a line my colleagues suggested they’d expect to read in a dystopian science fiction novel about…

New French Climate & Defense Strategy Foreshadows a Wave of Climate Security Plans in Europe

By Elsa Barron This April, the French Ministry for the Armed Forces released its Climate & Defence Strategy. The strategy closely followed the release of the EU’s Strategic Compass in March which set a demand to EU’s member states to…