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Climate Security Week in Review April 24-29

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Planting the first pole on the Overland Telegraph line to Carpentaria, Calvert, S., ~1870,  National Library of Australia

Here are a list of notable headlines and comments on climate and security matters from the past week. If we’ve missed any, let us know.

  • Latest info on #CAWildfire Debris Removal Program in Lake, Mendocino, Napa and Sonoma counties (via @USACESacramento) via @USACEHQ

  • US DoD study says some US military bases are threatened by sea level rise. Too bad US President doesn’t believe in climate change. “Study: Sea Level Rise Threatens U.S. Military’s Island Bases” via
  • Climate change is poised to “exacerbate the core causes of #conflict,” such as “mass #migration and competition for resources.” That’s why #Pacific Islands “are calling for a UN Special Representative on #climate and security.”-Robert Sisilo, Solomon Islands’ UN Ambassador via @sarahhoughton_
  • FM @HeikoMaas: Germany is ready to become a driver for crises prevention, peace, human rights and the fight against climate change in the UN Security Council. @GermanyUN via @GermanyDiplo
  • France supports a transversal & integrated approach, which combines actions on security, humanitarian, political, development and fight against climate change front  @JBLemoyne via @franceonu
  • Humanitarian aid – @usairforce delivered a firetruck & ambulance to #Guatemala last week for donation to the Tecpan municipality. The vehicles were donated by Mission of Love Foundation & delivered through DoD’s Denton Program which moves humanitarian cargo to developing nations. via @southcomwatch
  • At #FoEDebate on Building Climate Resilience @UNEnvironment ‘s Oli Brown: Climate change will have huge impact, fundamentally redrawing the maps of the world. It will have impact on hard security as well. @UNEP_EU
  • ‘It is important to not just look at water scarcity and climate change from an environmental and developmental perspective. We must also bring it into the political and security debate’, Nelaam Melwani of @nlatun said. #UNSC #climatesecurityGWU via NLintheUSA
  • Great to present on climate and security in the #UNSC at #climatesecurityGWU today! Such interesting perspectives – looking forward to the discussions! via @neelamelwani
  • At #ClimatesecurityGWU, @shiloh_fetzek talks about the importance of the @Planetary_Sec conference and “The Hague Declaration on Climate Security” Says “We have a responsibility to prepare” via @TheAndyHolland
  • Before the foreign and security ministers met in Toronto the G7 addressed another important security-linked issue in London – climate change and oceans #climateaction via @brittaneywarren
  • Ambassador Dominguez hosts bilateral meeting with His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Maldives. They addressed common challenges related to Climate Change, Oceans, and Global Security. via @ChileONU
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Task Force Power Restoration contractors, supporting the Coliseo Office in Arecibo, #PuertoRico, work in the municipality of Jayuya, April 22. Workers are clearing a path to a distribution line that serves more than 900 residents.  D. Palmer via @USACEHQ

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