RELEASE: The Climate and Security Advisory Group Grades Biden Administration on Climate Security 

Challenge Accepted, a new report issued by 79 senior national security experts recognizes the prioritization of climate change in the Administration’s security plans, but states it’s time to move from plans to bolder and more concrete action. On March 31,…

HIGHLIGHTS: House Armed Services Committee Talks Climate Strategies and Resiliency 

By John Conger On March 16, 2022, the Readiness Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee held a hearing to discuss matters dealing with energy, installations, and environment at the Department of Defense. The witnesses were Paul Cramer, Acting Assistant…

EVENT SUMMARY: IPCC Authors Underscore Importance of Governance, Adaptation to Reduce Climate Vulnerability

By Brigitte Hugh  Our responses to climate challenges, or lack thereof, increasingly play a role in the severity of impacts on human systems. That’s part of “what makes climate risks so challenging to manage,” said Dr. Katherine Mach, a lead…

Event: Challenge Accepted: A Progress Report on the Climate Security Plan for America and Recommendations for the Way Ahead

By Elsa Barron In 2019, the Center for Climate and Security (CCS) released the Climate Security Plan for America, which called on the U.S. President to “recognize climate change as a vital national security threat, and issue a National Strategy…

Girl Security Fellows Offer Fresh Perspectives on Climate Security

By Elsa Barron and Brigitte Hugh Girl Security is an organization that seeks to address the challenge of the under-representation of women in the national security field, highlighted by the fact that, “women make up less than 40 percent of…

BRIEFER: Climate, Ecological Security and the Ukraine Crisis: Four Issues to Consider

By Erin Sikorsky, Elsa Barron and Brigitte Hugh In an analysis released early this year, the Center for Climate and Security (CCS) noted that climate change and climate security risks are not separate from other security challenges facing the United…

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

By Brigitte Hugh Welcome to Read, Watch, Listen from the Center for Climate and Security (CCS), a new monthly round-up highlighting some of the articles, interviews, and podcasts featuring the CCS network of experts.   This month, Erin Sikosrky, CCS Director,…

IMCCS and NATO at the Munich Security Conference on the Eve of Conflict: Addressing Catastrophic Risks

MSC, Munich Security Conference, Hotel Bayerischer Hof, Fürstensalon. Source: Elsa Barron, International Military Council on Climate and Security, Feb 18, 2022. By Elsa Barron The threat of a likely Russian invasion of Ukraine hung over the recent 2022 Munich Security…

Event Summary and Video: Jumpstarting Clean Technology for National Security

By Brigitte Hugh “The demand signals we send today will induce suppliers or innovators to develop and scale those new [sustainable] technologies,” said Varun Sivaram, Senior Director for Clean Energy and Innovation in the Office of US Special Presidential Envoy…

Dan Chiu, Ellen Laipson, Maureen Sullivan, and Amali Tower Join the Center for Climate and Security Advisory Board

By Brigitte Hugh The Center for Climate and Security is pleased and honored to announce that Dr. Daniel Y. Chiu, Ellen Laipson, Maureen Sullivan and Amali Tower have joined its distinguished Advisory Board of military and national security leaders. This…