The Center for Climate and Security (CCS) would like to congratulate its Senior Research Fellows Kate Guy and Dr. Josh Busby for their appointments in the Biden Administration. Ms. Guy will serve as Senior Advisor at the U.S. Department of State, within the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs. Her role with the Administration will focus on confronting growing global climate and environmental security challenges. This summer, Dr. Busby began a year-long appointment as senior advisor for climate in the U.S. Department of Defense, where he is involved in the Biden administration’s prioritization of climate change, including the National Defense Strategy.
Ms. Guy was the lead author of the Center for Climate and Security’s 2020 Security Threat Assessment of Global Climate Change, a groundbreaking report on the security implications of future warming scenarios on each U.S. Global Combatant Command. She also served as Deputy Director of the International Military Council on Climate and Security (IMCCS). She was involved in the 2020 and 2021 World Climate and Security reports, including authoring the 2021 Climate Security Threat Perception Survey She has been an active member of the CCS-led Climate and Security Working Group and Climate and Security Advisory Group since 2019, where she contributed to the group’s A Climate Security Plan for America.
Dr. Busby, an associate professor in the LBJ School of Public Affairs at UT- Austin, has been an active member of the CCS-led Climate and Security Working Group since 2013, as well as a member of the Climate and Security Advisory Group since 2016, where he contributed to the group’s annual policy reports: A Climate Security Plan for America, The CSAG Roadmap and Recommendations for the U.S. Government, and The CSAG Briefing Book for a New Administration .
Both experts exemplify the Center’s solutions-oriented approach to tackling climate security risks, and we applaud their commitment to public service. We wish them the best of luck in their new positions.