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Climate Security Week in Review April 7-13


Jost Amman, (1568)

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.

  • In what ways could the the Security Council address the global security challenges brought about by ? ‘s Shirley Scott explores this in her new book Climate Change and the UN Security Council via @UNSWCanberra

  • “I spoke with Secretary Mattis & Gen. Dunford during our House Armed Services Committee hearing today about the threat climate change poses to U.S. national security & global stability. I will continue to work with them to ensure the US addresses this expanding geopolitical threat” via @RepJimmyPanetta
  • “Pompeo also says, re: State Department working to prevent security threats from climate change, “I’m equally prepared to tell you that as we find tools that are effective to prevent risk to the United States…the State Department ought to be appropriately involved in them.” via @ngeiling
  • “Interactive discussion @BelgiumUN with @SCRtweets on Mitigating the threat of #climatechange to Int’l Peace & Security. Climate change is a multiplying factor of crises; the @UN should and can do more to include it in its joint analysis in order to strengthen prevention efforts” via @BelgiumUN
  • What role does climate change play in long-term security challenges? | #DebSecPlus17 group discussions @DebSecPlus @FriendsofEurope @TrendsRA via @Hedayah_CVE
  • First Responders of Last Resort: South Asian Militaries Should Strengthen Climate Security Preparedness and Cooperation via @NewSecurityBeat
  • “Here’s a look at federal obligations for the 1st 180 days from the historic 2017 hurricane season in relation to the same timeframe for past major hurricanes. Recovery is a long term process & we remain committed to working with our partners to support these impacted communities.” via @fema
  • Tomorrow, @Harvard historian and 2017 MacArthur Fellow @sunilamrith will discuss how #climate change affects routes of migration, particularly near the Bay of Bengal, the largest bay in the world. Landscape and climate are both major factors in migration and human security. via @oceansolutions
  • ‘s Dr. Jim Fawcett helps kick off the 2018 Arctic Conference – join us today & tomorrow to hear panels & presentations on policy, security, tourism, maritime shipping & more in a changing . Free & drop-ins welcome: via @USCSeaGrant

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