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,…

Implementing the Biden Administration’s Climate Executive Order – The White House Report on Climate Change and Migration

By Brigitte Hugh In October, the Biden Administration released several climate security reports in accordance with the Executive Orders on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad and Planning for the Impact of Climate Change on Migration. We are…

Implementing the Biden Administration’s Climate Executive Order – The DHS Strategic Framework For Addressing Climate Change

Last week, the Biden Administration released several climate security reports in accordance with the Executive Orders on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad and Planning for the Impact of Climate Change on Migration. We are publishing a series…

Center for Climate and Security Director Speaks to President Biden’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology

On October 19, Center for Climate and Security Director Erin Sikorsky spoke to a public meeting of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology on the intersection of climate change and national security. Her remarks highlighted the importance…

Implementing the Biden Administration’s Climate Executive Order – The Defense Climate Risk Analysis

By Erin Sikorsky Today marks an important milestone in the execution of the Biden Administration’s climate security strategy. In accordance with the Executive Orders on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad and Planning for the Impact of Climate Change on Migration,…

6 Key Takeaways from the Biden Administration’s Budget Request & Interim National Security Strategic Guidance

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris pose with the full Cabinet for an official group photo in the Grand Foyer of the White House, April 1, 2021. By Yong-Bee Lim and Bill Beaver It is now clear that…

A Climate Security Plan for America Part 3: Support Allies and Partners

By Erin Sikorsky Part 3 of 4 in the Climate Security Plan for America blog series See part 1, “Demonstrate Leadership,” here and part 2, “Assess Climate Risks,” here.  As the Presidentially-mandated deadline approaches for US foreign policy agencies to…

Climate Change in U.S. National Security Strategies under Obama, Trump and Biden

By Dr. Marc Kodack As the Biden administration’s national security team ramps up efforts to incorporate climate change and its effects into their agencies and policies, work will begin on crafting a new National Security Strategy (NSS). To guide national…

The Biden Administration & Biothreats: Week One

President Biden signing a bill for COVID-19 testing, flanked by Vice President Harris and Dr. Fauci, January 21, 2021 By William Beaver  After stepping away from the podium on Inauguration Day, President Biden got to work on fulfilling campaign promises,…

The Biden Administration & Climate Security: Week Two

White Press Secretary Jen Psaki flanked by Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry and White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy - Jan 27, 2021 “This executive order I’m signing today...makes it official that climate change will be the…