The U.S. Department of Defense Releases its Climate Adaptation Plan  

Today, the U.S. Federal Government released Climate Adaptation Plans from all of its agencies. The Department of Defense (DoD) plan can be found here, as well as a statement from Secretary of Defense Austin and the DoD press release.  It’s…

New Online Course on Climate Change & National Security

The Center for Climate and Security is pleased to partner with The Conservation Coalition's Market Environmentalism Academy on the launch of a new online course on climate change and national security, featuring a video (below) with our advisory board member,…

Australia Faces Critical Climate Security Threats, and the Australian Security Leaders Climate Group (ASLCG) is Here to Help

By Lily Feldman The Indo-Pacific is one of the most vulnerable regions in the world to climate change impacts. For its part, Australia is already experiencing record-breaking bushfires and droughts, among other environmental security risks. The country also must deal…

Climate Security: A Tale of Two Defense Hearings

An aerial view of Offutt Air Force Base affected by major flood waters March 17, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by TSgt. Rachelle Blake) By John Conger Sometimes you want to hear from the very top, and sometimes you want…

A Growing Crisis: The Launch of the World Climate and Security Report 2021

7 June 2021 | 10:00 - 11:30 AM EST / 4:00 - 5:30 PM CET RSVP here: http://bit.ly/WCSR2021 Join the Expert Group of the International Military Council on Climate and Security (IMCCS) for the launch of the 2021 World Climate…

Survey of Security Experts Warns of Potentially Catastrophic Climate Threats in the Next 20 Years

By Kate GuyUrgent climate risks are impacting our world today in profound ways, as leaders from the United States and 40 other countries will discuss in the virtual Leaders Summit on Climate later this week. Climate change is no longer…

Congressional Hearing on Resilience Highlights Climate Change Risks

By John CongerOn Friday, March 26, the Readiness Subcommittee of the U.S. House Armed Services Committee held a hearing on resilience, which in recent years has become synonymous with climate change adaptation.  It was a remarkably substantive hearing, with senior…

U.S. Congress: Bipartisan Support for Investments in Combating Climate Change at the Department of Defense

Sherri Goodman, Chair of the Council on Strategic Risks, speaks to the House Appropriations Committee's Defense Subcommittee, March 17, 2021 By John Conger As the Fiscal Year 2022 budget is discussed within the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), a budget…

A Blueprint for the U.S. Department of Defense’s Strategic Assessment of Climate Change

This is an excerpt from an article published in War on the RocksBy Kate Guy and Erin Sikorsky One could be forgiven for thinking that a rising China is the only threat that the Department of Defense is preparing to…