DoD's major update for its Chemical and Biological Defense Program outlines a new, two-phased approach to medical countermeasures implementation. But
Climate Security and the Fiscal Year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act
While the bill includes thousands of provisions addressing issues across the DoD, its biggest impact on climate security this year is its broad support of the efforts the DoD proposed in its budget request.
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.
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.
Climate Security Implications of the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act
The legislation has multiple implications for U.S. climate security —including helping prevent the worst security outcomes of unchecked emissions, bolstering U.S. credibility, improving U.S. energy reliability and resilience, and complementing DoD efforts to curb its own emissions.
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…
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New U.S. Navy Climate Strategy Sets High-Level Goals
By Erin Sikorsky On May 24, the U.S. Navy released Climate Action 2030, its response to the Presidential directive to integrate climate considerations into all aspects of the Department of Defense. The Navy is the second of the armed services…
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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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Key Takeaways on Bio-threats from U.S. State Department Nonproliferation Compliance Report
By Ryan Duncombe and Lillian Parr The U.S. State Department has released its 2022 report “Adherence to and Compliance with Arms Control, Nonproliferation, and Disarmament Agreements and Commitments.” The report is an important annual resource—and one of the few public,…
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Integrating Climate Change into the US Global Fragility Strategy: A New “Prologue”
By Erin Sikorsky In early April, the Biden Administration released a “prologue” to the US Global Fragility Strategy, also known as the Strategy to Prevent Conflict and Promote Stability. The initial document was developed under the Trump Administration in response…
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