DoD's major update for its Chemical and Biological Defense Program outlines a new, two-phased approach to medical countermeasures implementation. But
Briefer: Climate Change as a “Threat Multiplier”: History, Uses and Future of the Concept
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.
Event Summary: Understanding the Army, Navy, and Air Force Climate Strategies
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.
Event: Understanding the Army, Navy, and Air Force Climate Strategies
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.
And Air Force Makes Three… Comparing the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force Climate Plans
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.
The Making of a Climate General: An Interview with IMCCS Chair, Retired General Tom Middendorp
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…
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Join Us for the Launch of the 2022 World Climate and Security Series
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…
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Unpacking the Pentagon’s $3.1 Billion Climate Request
By John Conger On March 28, the U.S. Federal Budget request for Fiscal Year 2023 (FY2023) was released, officially kicking off the Congressional budget season and the ensuing posture testimonies, staffer briefs, and associated deep dives into the details of…
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New Pentagon Inspector General Report on Climate Resilience in the Arctic: Key Takeaways
By Erin Sikorsky Last week, the Department of Defense (DoD) Inspector General (IG) released a new report evaluating the climate resilience of US military bases in the Arctic and Sub-Arctic that provides a revealing glimpse of some of the challenges…
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States of Emergency: Climate Change Risks to U.S. Military Installations in 2021
By John Conger and Erin Sikorsky On January 5, the Washington Post published an analysis of climate change-related emergencies in 2021 and concluded that more than 40 percent of Americans live in counties that were covered by federal disaster declarations…
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