Renewed Urgency of Climate Security Action: Launch of the 2022 World Climate and Security Report Series

By Elsa Barron The Russian invasion of Ukraine has set off a tsunami of global effects, including food, fuel, fertilizer, and finance crises, explained Dr. Patrick Verkooijen, CEO of the Global Center of Adaptation at the International Military Council on…

Within the Health, Climate, and Security Nexus, Prevention is Better than a Cure

By Kelly Bridges During the 2014-16 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, healthcare workers were contracting Ebola at an alarming rate. The World Health Organization (WHO) found that those fighting Ebola at the frontlines--in clinics and hospitals--were up to 32 times…

Event Summary | U.S. Climate Security Investments: Changing Plans Into Action

By Brigitte Hugh “We have got to get busy deploying dollars and energy and ingenuity to tackle the problem,” said Gillian Caldwell, Chief Climate Officer at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) at a recent Center for Climate and…

BRIEFER: Climate Security: An Agenda for Future Research

By Dr. Duncan Depledge, Matt Ince, Olivia Lazard, and Erin Sikorsky Climate change is altering the physical and strategic context in which national and international security is pursued. But it is not just increased climate variability and its socio-economic consequences…

Building Climate-Secure Communities: The USAID Climate Strategy and FY 2023 Budget Request

By Elsa Barron  On Earth Day 2022, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) released a new Climate Strategy for application between 2022 and 2030. The whole-of-agency approach created by this strategy is one that USAID calls “unprecedented” and…

Lyston Lea Joins the Center for Climate and Security Advisory Board

By Brigitte Hugh The Center for Climate and Security is pleased and honored to announce that Lyston Lea has joined its distinguished Advisory Board of military and national security leaders. This group supports CCS leadership by providing substantive and strategic…

New White House Action Plan Underscores Water Security as National Security

By Rod Schoonover On June 1, Vice-President Kamala Harris announced the White House Action Plan on Global Water Security. Pictured in yellow is the Hon. Sherri Goodman, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Council on Strategic Risks and,…

Read, Watch, Listen: CCS Across the Web | May 2022

By Brigitte Hugh Welcome to “Read, Watch, Listen” from the Center for Climate and Security (CCS), a monthly round-up highlighting some of the articles, interviews, and podcasts featuring the CCS network of experts.   In May, CCS experts contributed to…

Event: U.S. Climate Security Investments: Changing Plans into Actions

By Brigitte Hugh Join the Center for Climate and Security (CCS) on June 14, 2022 at 2 p.m. EST for a panel discussion featuring senior U.S. government officials to discuss the climate funding included in the Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23)…

RELEASE: Decarbonized Defense: Kicking off the World Climate and Security Report 2022

June 7, 2022 —  Today the Expert Group of the International Military Council on Climate and Security (IMCCS Expert Group) launched a new report, Decarbonized Defense: The Need for Clean Military Power in the Age of Climate Change, the first…