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.
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Climate and Ecological Security in the 2023 Annual Threat Assessment
As in previous years, climate and ecological security issues featured in the briefing and submitted testimonies presented by ODNI and the rest of the IC.
Briefer: How the United States Can Prevent the Weaponization of Climate Migration in a Warming World: A Humane Approach
This briefer explores the complex and multicausal drivers of migration–from escaping violence to displacement caused by climate change–and suggests how the United States can reform its immigration policies to mitigate the risks of weaponized climate-driven migration.
Climate & Food Security on Stage at the Munich Security Conference
Almost a year after the brutal Russian invasion of Ukraine began, it was no surprise that the 2023 Munich Security Conference focused on the importance and implications of the ongoing conflict. This focus included a look at the second-order effects of the conflict, such as global food insecurity and the energy transition – a recognition that tackling such transnational challenges are integral to what the conference report identified as a need for “A re-envisioned liberal, rules-based international order…to strengthen democratic resilience in an era of fierce systemic competition with autocratic regimes.”
CCS and IMCCS to Host Events on Food Security and the Clean Energy Transition at the Munich Security Conference
The Center for Climate and Security and the International Military Council on Climate and Security in partnership with NATO look forward to hosting innovative conversations on key climate security issues, including food security and the clean energy transition, at the Munich Security Conference set to take place February 17-19, 2023.
New Report: Climate Security Scenarios for Sweden
explores China's security vulnerabilities in the face of expected climate change effects, focusing on its key risks, the Chinese response so far, and identifies important uncertainties as conditions continue to develop. The report also makes several recommendations for the United States as it addresses what the Department of Defense has called the "pacing threat" from China.
Briefer: The Forgotten Countries in the “Muddy Middle” of Climate Security Risk: A Case for Addressing the Gap
This Briefer explores the limits of such rankings, examines the various climate-security risks of those countries in the "muddy middle," and suggests analytical framing that can help reinforce the visibility of those risks faced in such countries.
Briefer: Breaking Silos—Climate Change, Security, and Humanitarian Action—Roundtable Summary
The convergence of climate change, security, and humanitarian action, including in places affected by conflict, demands nuanced consideration and dialogue among decision makers at all levels. In response to this need for dialogue, the Center for Climate and Security (CCS) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) brought together representatives from a variety of U.S. government agencies as well as academic institutions, think tanks, and other non-governmental organizations (NGOs) approaching these issues from different but complementary vantage points.
Briefer: Deepening U.S. Climate Security Ambition: A Road Map for 2023
By Brigitte Hugh and Erin Sikorsky In 2022, the world faced the challenging reality of the nexus of climate change and security on a daily basis. From deadly floods, heatwaves, and droughts across nearly every continent, to an energy and…
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Briefer: Climate, Water and Militias: A Field Study From Southern Iraq
"The real exodus didn’t begin until the worst of the summer heat set in and water flow through the marsh fell to its lowest level in years."