Council on Strategic Risks Launches New Arctic Security Report, in Partnership with Woodwell Climate Research Center

June 21 2021 —  The Council on Strategic Risks’ Converging Risks Lab and the Woodwell Climate Research Center released a new report today, Temperatures and Tensions Rise: Security and Climate Risks in the Arctic. The publication includes groundbreaking new analysis…

Australia Faces Critical Climate Security Threats, and the Australian Security Leaders Climate Group (ASLCG) is Here to Help

By Lily Feldman The Indo-Pacific is one of the most vulnerable regions in the world to climate change impacts. For its part, Australia is already experiencing record-breaking bushfires and droughts, among other environmental security risks. The country also must deal…

Climate Security: A Tale of Two Defense Hearings

An aerial view of Offutt Air Force Base affected by major flood waters March 17, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by TSgt. Rachelle Blake) By John Conger Sometimes you want to hear from the very top, and sometimes you want…

The CSR Team on the Biden Budget and Systemic Threats

To date, the Biden administration appears to be prioritizing work to address the greatest threats to international security and stability, including biological risks, the security implications of climate change, dramatic ecological disruption, and nuclear threats. Analyzing, anticipating, and addressing these…

Call for Applications for the 2021-22 Climate Security Fellows

The Climate and Security Advisory Group (CSAG) is pleased to announce a call for applications for its Climate Security Fellowship Program, a collaborative program of the Center for Climate and Security, the American Security Project, and the Wilson Center’s Environmental…

New Report: Melting Mountains, Mounting Tensions: Climate Change and the India-China Rivalry

By Rachel Fleishman and Sarang Shidore See the associated India-China story map here. In many parts of the world, climate change is a trigger for disaster. In some, it can also be a catalyst for conflict. On the India-China border,…

A Climate Security Plan for America Part 4: Prepare for and Prevent Climate Impacts

By John Conger See Part 1, “Demonstrate Leadership,” here, Part 2, “Assess Climate Risks,” here, and Part 3, “Support Allies and Partners,” here. As the Biden Administration rolls out its first budget request, we revisit the fourth and final pillar…

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: Building Climate Resilience at Home – Preparing for and Preventing the Security Impacts of Climate Change

The fourth panel in our series, “Planning for the First 100 Days and Beyond” May 12, 2021 1 PM -3 PM ET Click here to register. This virtual event hosted by the Center for Climate and Security (CCS), an institute…