A Climate Security Plan for NATO: Collective Defense for the 21st Century

This is an excerpt from an article published in Environmental Affairs, a journal from Policy Exchange By Erin Sikorsky and Sherri Goodman Since its founding in 1949, the core organising principle of NATO has remained the same: collective defense. An attack against one is an attack against all. Article 5, which articulates this principle, has […]

Event: Climate Change, Intelligence, and Global Security

Fri., Apr. 23, 2021 | 12:00pm – 5:30pm Online Series: Intelligence Seminar Series Climate Change, Intelligence, and Global Security is a half-day conference co-sponsored by the Intelligence Project and the Environment and Natural Resources Program at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs along with the Center for Climate and Security.  The conference will directly follow the April […]

UK publishes new Climate-Defence Roadmap aiming for Zero-Emissions by 2050

This is a cross-post from The Planetary Security Initiative The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) published a new roadmap on how to address the impacts of climate change on the activities of the armed forces. The ambition outlined is to enhance the resilience of the army’s operations and assets, whilst also creating a more […]

UK publishes new Climate-Defence Roadmap

This is a cross-post from The Planetary Security Initiative The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) published a new roadmap on how to address the impacts of climate change on the activities of the armed forces. The ambition outlined is to enhance the resilience of the army’s operations and assets, whilst also creating a more […]

Congressional Hearing on Resilience Highlights Climate Change Risks

By John Conger On Friday, March 26, the Readiness Subcommittee of the U.S. House Armed Services Committee held a hearing on resilience, which in recent years has become synonymous with climate change adaptation.  It was a remarkably substantive hearing, with senior representatives of the military services (LTG Douglas Gabram, Commander Army Installations Management Command; VADM […]

This Month, Meet the CSR Women Making History

By Christine Cavallo As Women’s History Month draws to a close, we are excited to highlight the women across the Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) who are leading and shaping all of our organizations components: the Center for Climate and Security (CCS), the Converging Risks Lab (CRL), and the Janne E. Nolan Center on Strategic […]

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 integrate climate change into their regional and country strategies, it is a perfect moment 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 security decision-making while the full strategy is drafted, President Biden has released interim national security […]