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…

Security Highlights from the Leaders Summit on Climate

U.S. President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. kicks off the virtual Leaders Summit on Climate in Washington, D.C., on April 22, 2021.  By Erin Sikorsky Last week’s Leaders Summit on Climate made history for many reasons -- because of the number…

Survey of Security Experts Warns of Potentially Catastrophic Climate Threats in the Next 20 Years

By Kate GuyUrgent climate risks are impacting our world today in profound ways, as leaders from the United States and 40 other countries will discuss in the virtual Leaders Summit on Climate later this week. Climate change is no longer…

Event: Climate Change, Intelligence, and Global Security

Update (4/28/2021): Watch the videos from the event here. Fri., Apr. 23, 2021 | 12:00pm - 5:30pm Online Series: Intelligence Seminar Series Climate Change, Intelligence, and Global Security is a half-day conference co-sponsored by the Intelligence Project and the Environment and Natural Resources Program…

6 Key Takeaways from the Biden Administration’s Budget Request & Interim National Security Strategic Guidance

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris pose with the full Cabinet for an official group photo in the Grand Foyer of the White House, April 1, 2021. By Yong-Bee Lim and Bill Beaver It is now clear that…

The Use of Climate as a Scapegoat for Governance Abuses and Failures – and Why That’s a Problem

Lake Assad and the Tabaqah Dam By Peter Schwartzstein Getting environmental officials to expound on their countries’ crises can be futile in much of the Middle East and North Africa (and well beyond). These officials might not want to talk…

Congressional Hearing on Resilience Highlights Climate Change Risks

By John CongerOn Friday, March 26, the Readiness Subcommittee of the U.S. House Armed Services Committee held a hearing on resilience, which in recent years has become synonymous with climate change adaptation.  It was a remarkably substantive hearing, with senior…