In August 2023, the Military Responses to Climate Hazards (MiRCH) tracker identified 19 countries in which militaries were deployed in response to climate hazards, often multiple times to different regions and types of hazard. The tracker identified 35 incidents total.
Typhoon Doksuri’s floods clearly illustrated risks to Chinese food security and domestic stability, as well as the role of the military in responding to such hazards.
Militaries are increasingly called upon to assist with wildfires, flood response, and other extreme weather events exacerbated by climate change. CCS is launching a new effort to monitor such actions: the Military Responses to Climate Hazards (MiRCH) Tracker.
DoD’s major update for its Chemical and Biological Defense Program outlines a new, two-phased approach to medical countermeasures implementation. But
This briefer provides an account of the history of the “threat multiplier” term from its creation in the context of the environmental security era in 2007 to its progressive adoption by military, policy, and academic circles in the United States and abroad.
Panelists Ed Oshiba, Paul Farnan, Jim Balocki, and Rachel Ross spoke with Sherri Goodman and moderator John Cogner on how each of their Departments is approaching climate change in their strategy documents.
On Thursday, November 3rd, from 2:00-3:30 pm, The Center for Climate and Security will convene representatives from each military department to discuss their climate plans and answer questions.
Just as the three military departments have their own distinct cultures and personalities, these three climate plans are quite different, even as they all move toward a common set of goals.
By Elsa Barron The chair of the International Military Council on Climate and Security (IMCCS), Gen. Tom Middendorp (Ret.) recently published a book titled Klimaatgeneraal, or “Climate General.” The book builds on his tenure as the Chief of Defense of the Netherlands to illustrate the relationship between climate change and security risks, before turning to…
By Elsa Barron Join the International Military Council on Climate Security’s Expert Group on June 7, 2022, at 5 PM CET/ 11 AM ET for the launch of the 2022 World Climate and Security Report Series (register here). The 2022 Series includes three components reflecting the priorities in the NATO Climate Change and Security Action…