The results of this exercise show that loss of ecosystem functions and services—and the acceleration of climate change—may contribute to resource scarcity, food insecurity, economic fragility, community displacement, societal unrest, political instability, civil conflict and increased authoritarianism.
CCS broadly supports the themes and framework proposed in the draft prospectus. The themes and cross cutting areas woven throughout them all intersect with the national security of the United States and, in particular, climate and ecological security.
Introducing the biotic eruption, a tipping point characterized by the atypical increase of species’ populations, biomass, or byproducts. Biotic eruptions are often the result of environmental pollution, wildlife exploitation, or species introductions. Policymakers should consider these eruptions in a global security context, and take actions accordingly.
CSR is seeking an independent consultant with a strong background in climate change and ecological issues, and knowledge or eagerness to learn about how these issues are affecting the risk of disease spillover.
For countries and communities reliant on ocean resources, the combined ramifications of habitat destruction, biodiversity loss, pollution, resource depletion, and the mounting effects of global climate change could be considerable, jeopardizing the livelihoods, security, and welfare of millions of people.
The Center for Climate and Security is pleased to announce its 2023 class of Ecological Security Fellows. This initiative is a part of CCS’s Ecological Security Program, supported by the VK Rasmussen Foundation.
The Council on Strategic Risks is pleased to announce a call for applications for its Ecological Security Fellowship, as part of its broader Ecological Security Program.
The Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) seeks to hire two team members: A Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Climate and Security (CCS) and a Research Fellow for its Ecological Security Program.
Andrea Rezzonico interviews Johan Berganas, Senior Vice President of Oceans at WWF-US. They discuss the geopolitical concept of ‘fishwars’, and how it centers on a converging nexus of climate change, IUU fishing, ocean health, and more.
The Converging Risks Lab, an institute of the Council on Strategic Risks, is pleased to announce its inaugural class of Ecological Security Fellows. This initiative is a part of the institute’s Ecological Security Program, supported by the VK Rasmussen Foundation. Fellows are mid-career experts from a variety of backgrounds and geographies, and will work together…