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Event: A Security Threat Profile of Global Climate Change


A Security Threat Profile of Global Climate Change

Monday, February 24, 2020
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Room 2168 (Gold Room), Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC USA
Seating on a first come, first served basis.

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Live webcast (connection permitting) will be streamed at:

The Center for Climate and Security and the Environmental and Energy Study Institute invite you to a briefing on a new assessment of projected climate change impacts on U.S. security and national interests in the coming decades. How will climate impacts affect geopolitics, infrastructure, and security environments in a world with a 2-degree Celsius rise in average global temperature? How about a 4-degree rise?

The briefing will showcase the Center for Climate and Security’s A Security Threat Assessment of Global Climate Change report, a product of the National Security, Military, and Intelligence Panel on Climate Change. The report is a comprehensive look at the wide-ranging security impacts of climate change across all six geographic U.S. Combatant Commands, under two scenarios of future warming (a 1.5-2°C rise in temperatures, and a 2-4°C rise). Authored by a diverse group of U.S. national security and intelligence experts, this report offers both regional and international threat assessments for climate change, and recommendations for the way forward in addressing the looming global challenge. Speakers for this forum are:

  • Craig Gannett, President of the Board, Henry M. Jackson Foundation – Introductory Remarks
  • Hon. John Conger (moderator), Director, Center for Climate and Security; Former Principal Deputy Undersecretary of Defense (Comptroller)
  • Kate Guy, Principal Investigator, Center for Climate and Security; University of Oxford
  • Hon. Sherri Goodman, Chair of the Board, the Council on Strategic Risks; Former Deputy Undersecretary of Defense (Environmental Security)
  • Dr. Rod Schoonover, CEO, Ecological Futures Group; Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service; Former Director of Environment and Natural Resources, National Intelligence Council
  • Ambassador (ret) Richard Kauzlarich, Co-Director of the Center for Energy Science and Policy, George Mason University; Former National Intelligence Officer for Europe; Former U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan, & Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • General Gordon Sullivan, US Army (Ret), Advisory Board, Center for Climate and Security, former Chief of Staff of the Army – Response
  • Christine Parthemore, CEO of the Council on Strategic Risks – Closing Remarks

For more information, contact John Conger at jconger (at) or Amaury Laporte at alaporte (at) / (202) 662-1884.


  1. Darrell says:

    Will this event be available via the web ; FB or otherwise?

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