The Council on Strategic Risks is pleased to announce a call for applications for its Ecological Security Fellowship, a key part of its broader Ecological Security Program.
By Michael R. Zarfos As China and the United States continue to compete in many domains, ecological security may be an opportunity for cooperation. China’s impact on ecological security internally and externally can either be a geopolitical liability or a source of legitimacy. Together, these titanic countries could spur a reformation of global governance around…
Bridging biosecurity and ecological security communities and activities will be critical to reaping the full benefits of effectively preventing, identifying, halting, and mitigating spillover events, and hopefully preventing the next pandemic.
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.
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.
Approaches to leadership development in a defense context—which commonly focus on the ability to operate effectively under intense conditions—might have increasing relevance for civilian leaders wanting to enhance their capacity to respond to this emergent “polycrisis” era.
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.
One year after the invasion, this briefer reassesses the war’s implications for the energy transition, as well as global climate, ecological and food security.
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.