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Event: Challenge Accepted: A Progress Report on the Climate Security Plan for America and Recommendations for the Way Ahead

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District contractor repairs 750 feet of the north end of the Buffalo Harbor north breakwater, Buffalo, NY, September 10, 2021. USACE BUFFALO / FLICKR

By Elsa Barron

In 2019, the Center for Climate and Security (CCS) released the Climate Security Plan for America, which called on the U.S. President to “recognize climate change as a vital national security threat, and issue a National Strategy to fulfill a ‘responsibility to prepare for and prevent’ that threat.” Now, three years later, a new progress report assesses the ambition and action of the Biden Administration on climate security, laying out its achievements and recommendations for future prioritization. More than 60 U.S. national security experts, including general and flag officers, former senior intelligence officials, and former Ambassadors, have endorsed this report.

Join CCS on Thursday, March 31, 2022, from 10-11 am ET for the release of the report, “Challenge Accepted: A Progress Report on the Climate Security Plan for America and Recommendations for the Way Ahead.” Register to attend the event here

UPDATE 4/14/2022: In case you missed the event, you can watch the full recording below.

A discussion of the report will be followed by an extensive question and answer period with attendees and the press. Speakers include:

  • Hon. John Conger, Director Emeritus of the Center for Climate and Security, Former Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)
  • Hon. Sherri Goodman, Senior Strategist and Advisory Board Member at the Center for Climate and Security, Former Deputy Undersecretary of Defense (Environmental Security)
  • Gen. Ron Keys, U.S. Air Force (Ret), Advisory Board Member at the Center for Climate and Security, Former Commander, Air Combat Command
  • Erin Sikorsky, Director of the Center for Climate and Security, Former Deputy Director of the Strategic Futures Group on the National Intelligence Council

Register here

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