Within the Health, Climate, and Security Nexus, Prevention is Better than a Cure

By Kelly Bridges During the 2014-16 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, healthcare workers were contracting Ebola at an alarming rate. The World Health Organization (WHO) found that those fighting Ebola at the frontlines--in clinics and hospitals--were up to 32 times…

New White House Action Plan Underscores Water Security as National Security

By Rod Schoonover On June 1, Vice-President Kamala Harris announced the White House Action Plan on Global Water Security. Pictured in yellow is the Hon. Sherri Goodman, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Council on Strategic Risks and,…

A Threat to Ecological Security from Inter-Species Viral Distributions Driven by Climate Change

By Dr. Marc Kodack Most of the security analysis on climate change effects has been focused on human systems and how people need to mitigate and adapt to those effects. However, these same effects will also create multiple opportunities for…

RELEASE: In Seminal Report, CSR Finds Declines in Pollination and Seed Dispersal Will Have Significant Security Consequences

Washington DC, March 22, 2022 – Today, the Converging Risks Lab of the Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) released a groundbreaking report, Societal and Security Implications of Ecosystem Service Declines, Part 1: Pollination and Seed Dispersal. It is the first…

Call for Applications: 2022 Ecological Security Fellowship

The Converging Risks Lab of the Council on Strategic Risks is pleased to announce a call for applications for its inaugural Ecological Security Fellowship, as part of its broader Ecological Security Program.   Tackling complex, converging risks arising from ecological change…

Nuclear War and Climate Change: The Urgency for Action

Christine Parthemore speaks on nuclear war and climate change at a COP26 side event hosted by the International Forum for Understanding, Nov 1, 2021. Source: International Forum for Understanding By Christine Parthemore I had the honor of delivering a keynote…

REPORT RELEASE: The Nexus of Climate Change, Ecological Disruption, Stability, and Security

By Andrea Rezzonico Last week, the Climate and Land Use Alliance launched Climate and Forests 2030, a program aimed at mobilizing finance at scale to help realize the potential of forests to mitigate climate change, benefit people, and protect biodiversity.…

Why I’ve Joined the Council on Strategic Risks as Head of its Ecological Security Program

By Dr. Rod Schoonover We are in the midst of an ecological crisis. Biodiversity loss is quickening, ecosystems are collapsing, mass die-offs are rising, zoonotic spillovers are escalating, and populations of harmful organisms are booming. In a January 2021 article…

CSR Expands Ecological Security Program with Significant New Grant

Over the past year, the Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) has been at the forefront of investigating the security implications of ecological degradation and exploitation. CSR’s landmark 2021 report, “The Security Threat that Binds Us,” identified multiple pathways through which…

RELEASE: Can Climate Change Increase the Risk of Nuclear Conflict?

The Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) Releases a Video Series Exploring the Complex Linkages Between Climate Change, Nuclear Energy, and Nuclear Weapons Washington, D.C., October 28, 2020 —  A new video series from CSR's Converging Risks Lab examines two of…