The Center for Climate and Security is an action-oriented think tank and convenor, with a distinguished Advisory Board of senior retired military leaders and security professionals. We facilitate policy development processes and dialogues, provide analysis, consolidate existing reports into short, digestible documents, conduct research, and act as a resource hub in the climate and security field.
- Facilitation: Convening and facilitating public-private collaborative policy development processes and dialogues in critical areas of the climate-security field, such as the role of national and collective security institutions in addressing climate change.
- Analysis: Elevating the climate and security discourse through the Center for Climate and Security blog, other publications and our short reports on the sub-national, national, regional and international security implications of climate change.
- Consolidation: Consolidating existing reports on climate and security into short, digestible documents for use by policy-makers and practitioners that either don’t know the jargon, or don’t have the time.
- Research: Conducting research to fill information gaps, including synthesizing available information on global, regional, national and sub-national climate impacts and attendant effects on security; assessing the national security and diplomatic implications of inaction on climate change; and measuring the policy-readiness of governments and international institutions in regards to climate and security.
- Resource: Keeping track of the latest policy developments, and acting as a resource hub for key climate and security documents from governments, international institutions, non-governmental organizations and academia.
Climate change, in both scale and potential impact, is a security risk that will affect our most basic resources, from food to water to energy. The national and international security communities understands these risks, and have already taken meaningful actions to address them. But progress in mitigating, preventing, preparing for, and adapting to these risks will require that policy-makers, thought leaders and the public take them seriously.
The Center for Climate and Security explores and highlights the security risks of climate change, at the sub-national, national, regional, and international levels, and offers solutions for mitigating and adapting to those risks.
The Center for Climate and Security envisions a climate-resilient world. This is a world which recognizes that climate change risks are unprecedented in human history, and does not wait for absolute certainty before acting to mitigate and adapt to those risks.