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Read, Watch, Listen: CCS Across the Web | February 2022

By Brigitte Hugh

Welcome to Read, Watch, Listen from the Center for Climate and Security (CCS), a new monthly round-up highlighting some of the articles, interviews, and podcasts featuring the CCS network of experts.  

This month, Erin Sikosrky, CCS Director, spoke to the Los Angeles Times on combating Russia through moving faster on clean energy. Prior to the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, Erin spoke with ABC about the shaping effect climate will have on the unfolding crisis. Additionally, you can read a statement about the invasion from the staff of the Council on Strategic Risks here

One of the biggest pieces of climate security news in February was the release of the first Army Climate Strategy. Our experts have discussed this development with multiple outlets: 

  • Francesco Femia (CCS Co-Founder and Council on Strategic Risks Research Director) in Reuters (Article
  • Erin Sikorsky (CCS Director) in the Washington Post (Article
  • John Conger (CCS Director Emeritus) on FedScoop (Podcast
  • Erin Sikorsky on Carbon Copy (Podcast
  • John Conger on CNBC (TV
  • Erin Sikorsky on the Weather Channel (TV x2
  • Erin Sikorsky on Fox43 (TV

Beyond the Army Climate Strategy, CCS covered our agenda for the Biden Administration in 2022, rare earth minerals, the importance of climate finance to security, and more. Highlights include:

  • Brigitte Hugh (CCS Program Assistant) spoke on Government Matters about the steps the Biden Administration should take in 2022 to better integrate climate security. (TV
  • Elsa Barron (CCS Program Assistant) spoke to Middle East Broadcasting Networks, Inc. about domestic production of rare earth minerals and the implications for clean energy. (TV, in Arabic
  • Multiple CCS experts, including Elsa Barron, Marcus King (CCS Board Member), and Sherri Goodman (CCS Senior Strategist) spoke on panels at the second annual Environmental Peacebuilding Conference. (Elsa, Marcus, & Sherri)
  • Sherri Goodman was on Radio Health Journal to speak to the security implications of climate change for a health audience. (Podcast
  • John Conger spoke about climate security on the Foreign Policy Research Institute’s Chain Reaction. (Podcast
  • Elsa Barron and Erin Sikorsky wrote in The Hill about the importance of climate finance for national security as it can help shore up stability. (Article
  • Sherri Goodman and Katarina Kertysova write NATO Review in the about the opportunity for NATO to be a driver of climate action. (Article
  • John Conger wrote in the Richmond Times-Dispatch about the importance of investing in climate resilience for the state of Virginia. (Article
  • And finally, Erin Sikorsky participated in a future looking exercise on the Indo-Pacific from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute. Her article focuses on great power competition and climate security. (Article

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