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Today: Climate and National Security Forum 2019

Event: Climate and National Security Forum 2019

Event: Climate & Security – A Conversation in Military City, USA

Airmen assigned to the 68th Airlift Squadron, 433rd Airlift Wing (from Joint Base San Antonio), and soldiers with 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), load medevac Blackhawk helicopters to support Hurricane Irma relief efforts.

San Antonio, Texas,  holding the trademark of Military City, USA, is home to one of the largest concentrations of military bases in the United States. The city is also home to the Department of Defense’s largest medical center at Joint Base San Antonio Fort Sam Houston. So when climate change lands in San Antonio, it can have a real impact on military readiness and operations.

Join the World Affairs Council of San Antonio, the Center For Climate and Security, and the Truman National Security Project, TX Chapter for a discussion about climate change as viewed through the lens of national security, defense and global stability, including the significant consequences climate change poses and will likely pose in the future for Military City, USA. Click here to register. (more…)

Pentagon Environmental Research Program Webinar on Climate Change Adaptation

The_PentagonThe U.S. Department of Defense’s Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) and Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) host an excellent webinar series to “promote the transfer of innovative, cost-effective and sustainable solutions developed through projects funded in five program areas.” One of those areas involves presenting solutions to the security implications of climate change. The webinar scheduled for June 20 at 12pm ET is titled “Developing Adaptation Strategies to Address Climate Change and Uncertainty,” and promises to be an interesting discussion with Dr. Yonas Demissie of Washington State University and Dr. Mark Wigmosta of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Click here for more information, and to register.

Event: Climate Change & National Security: Protecting the Integrity of Threat Assessments

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Please join the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center, the American Security Project, and the Center for Climate and Security on Monday, March 25, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m ET. for a conversation on climate change as a national security threat and the need for independent, objective science to inform threat assessments.  (more…)

Capitol Hill Briefing: Making Military Bases and Their Communities More Resilient

CCS_EESI_LOGOSThe Center for Climate and Security (CCS) and the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invite you to a briefing on the relationship between military facilities and their neighboring civilian communities, and on the urgent need to make their shared infrastructure more resilient to natural disasters and other threats. The briefing will be held on Friday, March 1, 2019, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm, Room 2168 (Gold Room) Rayburn House Office Building, Independence Avenue SW and South Capitol Street SW, Washington, DC. Please RSVP to expedite check-in. Live webcast (connection permitting) will be streamed. (more…)

Release: International Military Council on Climate and Security Announced at The Hague

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The Hague, Netherlands, 19 February 2019 — At the Planetary Security Conference, a meeting of hundreds of security and foreign policy experts and practitioners, the Center for Climate and Security (CCS) and its partners the Netherlands Institute of International Relations (Clingendael)/ the Planetary Security Initiative, the French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs (IRIS),  and the Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS) announced the creation of a new International Military Council on Climate and Security, or IMCCS. The IMCCS will be a “standing” umbrella network of senior military leaders from across the globe that will meet regularly, produce an annual World Climate and Security Report, and drive communications and policy in support of actions on the security implications of a changing climate – at national, regional and international levels. As it expands, the IMCCS will welcome new members and institutional affiliates from across the globe. The Center for Climate and Security, a policy institute of the Council on Strategic Risks with a team and advisory board of senior military and security experts, will serve as the Secretariat of the IMCCS. (more…)