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This is a cross-post from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Join us for a conversation about the connections between climate change and security.
About this Event
Climate change is impacting and exacerbating risks to security at home and abroad. Lisa Friedman (The New York Times) will moderate a conversation with Erin Sikorsky (The Center for Climate and Security) and Swathi Veeravalli (U.S. Africa Command) about how different parts of the security community are thinking about climate risks, what implications these risks hold for policy and planning, and where there are capacity gaps or aspects of climate security that need more research.
The conversation will be webcast on this webpage on Thursday, July 15, 2021 from 3-4 pm ET. Closed captioning will be provided.
Climate Conversations: Pathways to Action is a monthly webinar series from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine that aims to convene high-level, cross-cutting, nonpartisan conversations about issues relevant to national policy action on climate change.
Erin Sikorsky is the Deputy Director of the Center for Climate and Security, and the Director of the International Military Council on Climate and Security. Previously, she served as the Deputy Director of the Strategic Futures Group on the National Intelligence Council in the U.S., where she co-authored the quadrennial Global Trends report and led the U.S. intelligence community’s environmental and climate security analysis. She is also the founding chair of the Climate Security Advisory Council, a Congressionally mandated group designed to facilitate coordination between the intelligence community and U.S. government scientific agencies.
Swathi Veeravalli is a Foreign Affairs Specialist at United States Africa Command. Her background is in interdisciplinary research science with expertise in developing capabilities to assess how compound climate-fragility risks threaten both U.S. and global security.
Lisa Friedman is a reporter on the New York Times climate desk, focusing on climate and environmental policy in Washington D.C. She has covered nine international climate talks and chased climate-related stories from the bottom of a Chinese coal mine to the top of snow-capped Himalaya Mountains.
RESPONSIBLE STAFF OFFICERS
- Alex Reich
- Amanda Purcell
ADDITIONAL PROJECT STAFF
- Holly Rhodes
- Rob Greenway
June 24, 2021
9 AM – 5 PM MT/11 AM – 7 PM ET
UPDATE (7/3/2021): See a video recording of the event, dedicated to the late Lieutenant General Arlen “Dirk” Jameson, USAF (Ret), here:
The Center for Climate and Security is pleased to partner with the Jackson Hole Center for Global Affairs and Prime Movers Lab on the Jackson Hole Global Forum 2021: Climate Change and National Security. This virtual conference will bring together U.S. and global military leaders, security professionals, business executives, entrepreneurs, investors, policy leaders and citizens to advance understanding and action that responds to the security implications of a changing climate.
Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) will kick off a day of panel discussions on a range of security, resilience, and energy topics, many of which feature experts from the Center for Climate and Security. A more detailed agenda can be found here.
7 June 2021 | 10:00 – 11:30 AM EST / 4:00 – 5:30 PM CET
RSVP here: http://bit.ly/WCSR2021
Join the Expert Group of the International Military Council on Climate and Security (IMCCS) for the launch of the 2021 edition of the World Climate and Security Report. Featuring remarks by:
- David van Weel, NATO Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges
- Lt. Gen. Richard Nugee, Climate Change and Sustainability Strategy Lead for the UK Ministry of Defence
- Sherri Goodman, Secretary General, IMCCS
- Gen. Tom Middendorp (Ret.), Chair, IMCCS
UPDATE (8 June 2021). See a recording of the launch event below.(more…)
Update (4/28/2021): Watch the videos from the event here.
Fri., Apr. 23, 2021 | 12:00pm – 5:30pm
Online Series: Intelligence Seminar Series
Climate Change, Intelligence, and Global Security is a half-day conference co-sponsored by the Intelligence Project and the Environment and Natural Resources Program at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs along with the Center for Climate and Security.
The conference will directly follow the April 22/23 Earth Day Leaders Climate Summit, and will emphasize the critical need for international cooperation and global leadership to collectively address the security threats posed by the climate crisis. We will convene senior climate experts, current and former intelligence officers, and leaders in the private sector and academia to facilitate productive dialogue and innovative solutions for combating the climate crisis. The four panels will examine climate change from a security perspective, discuss the role of the intelligence community in monitoring and mitigating the threats posed by climate change, explore new ways of thinking about international intelligence cooperation, and examine the role and contributions of the private sector.
This conference is virtual, open to the public, and free to attend. Advanced registration is required. Please register individually for each session.