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CNA and RUSI Report “The Climate and Energy Nexus: Challenges and Opportunities for Transatlantic Security”

2010_Lisbon_NATO_summit_(7)On June 5, CNA and the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) released a new report titled “The Climate and Energy Nexus: Challenges and Opportunities for Transatlantic Security.” Given the quality of CNA’s and RUSI’s past reports, and their significant credibility in the field, this report is certainly worthy of note.

In addition to analyzing the climate and energy nexus in the context of transatlantic security, the report also offers a series of sensible recommendations for policy-makers on both sides of the pond:

  • “In the United States, improve the public dissemination of scientific information about our changing climate and its effects on citizens’ well-being and national security.”
  • “Require that the effects of our changing climate and its implications for energy costs be explicitly included in government and military planning.”
  • “Publicize innovative local efforts at energy and fuel efficiency and improving climate resilience, and support initiatives for the sharing of experiences and lessons internationally.”
  • “Plan for cooperative, multinational humanitarian assistance operations led by NATO.”
  • “The transatlantic community should take a multilateral, instead of a bilateral, approach to scientific and technological engagement with other key partners in Asia and South America.”

Read the full report here.


2 Comments

  1. Simon Dalby says:

    Caitlin, Francesco:

    On this theme, my new RUSI Journal paper on “Climate Change: New Dimensions of Environmental Security” is now open access at http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03071847.2013.807583#.Uc2sd8u9KSM

    Cheers,

    Simon Dalby

    Sent from my iPad

  2. Caitlin Werrell and Francesco Femia says:

    Thanks, Simon. Will be reading it today!

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