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EVENT: Unprecedented Foresight: Opportunities to Improve Climate Security Risk Assessments in the Biden Administration – Jan 28

The second panel in our series, “Planning for the First 100 Days and Beyond”

January 28, 2020 2-3:30 pm EST

This virtual event hosted by the Center for Climate and Security (CCS), an institute of the Council on Strategic Risks, is the second in our series looking at actions the Biden Administration can take on climate security in its first 100 days and beyond. This panel will explore opportunities to leverage unprecedented foresight capabilities to assess climate security risks. Panelists will discuss how the U.S. government can better integrate climate models and projections and strengthen the collection and dissemination of relevant data in order to conduct increasingly robust and actionable assessments of climate risks, including recommendations in the Climate Security Plan for America – published by CCS and endorsed by dozens of military, foreign policy and intelligence experts, including eight retired four-star generals and admirals. 

Panelists include former US national security, defense and intelligence officials and CCS experts with significant experience assessing climate security-related risks:

  • Erin Sikorsky, Deputy Director, the Center for Climate and Security; former Deputy Director of the Strategic Futures Group at the National Intelligence Council
  • Rod Schoonover, Founder, Ecological Futures Group; former Director of Environment and Natural Resources at the National Intelligence Council (NIC). 
  • Rear Admiral David W. Titley, US Navy (Ret), Advisory Board, The Council on Strategic Risks; Former Oceanographer of the Navy
  • Caitlin Welsh, Director, Global Food Security Program, CSIS; former director of global economic engagement at the National Security Council and National Economic Council

The panel will be moderated by John Conger, Director of the Center for Climate and Security, and former Deputy Comptroller at the Department of Defense.

To RSVP, please email events@climateandsecurity.org.  We will provide the Zoom link to attendees. For a video of our first event in this series, Climate Change – A Core National Security Priority, click here.

EVENT: US Navy War College: The National Security Significance of a Changing Climate, January 8

Rough seas pound the hull of Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Arctic as she sails alongside Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman, U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua A. Moore

On January 8, the US Naval War College will host a public conference, The National Security Significance of a Changing Climate: Risk and Resilience in the 21st Century. Center for Climate and Security (CCS)CCS Advisory Board member, the Hon. Alice Hill, will serve as the keynote speaker, and panels feature many members of the CCS staff and community, including CCS Advisory Board Members the Hon. Sherri Goodman, Dr. Marcus King, and Rear Adm. Ann Phillips (Ret). Also on tap to speak are CCS Director John Conger and CCS Senior Research Fellow Josh Busby.
We’re delighted to see such an event on the War College’s agenda–In our Climate Security Plan for America, we recommend expanded training programs across the US government to ensure federal employees understand how to characterize and respond to climate security risks. This type of conference is an excellent step toward fulfilling that recommendation. For more information, check out this video about the conference and please click here to register for what is sure to be a fascinating discussion.

EVENT: Climate Change – A Core National Security Priority in the Incoming Administration, Dec 15

Planning for the First Hundred Days and Beyond

Date: Dec 15, 2-4pm (Eastern Time)
Update (12/16/2020): See a recording of the virtual event below

In this virtual event hosted by the Center for Climate and Security (CCS), an institute of the Council on Strategic Risks, we will explore how the incoming U.S. Administration of Joe Biden should position itself to meet the threat of climate change from the outset.  We’ll discuss the commitments he’s already made; we will discuss recommendations from the Climate Security Plan for America – published by CCS and endorsed by dozens of military, foreign policy and intelligence experts, including eight retired four-star generals and admirals; and we will highlight steps that President-Elect Biden and his team should take in the first hundred days to establish a firm foundation to address climate security threats.

We’ll hear from a distinguished panel of CCS experts to discuss these matters, each of whom has invaluable experience driving progress on climate and security within the Federal Government: the Honorable Sherri Goodman, the Honorable Alice Hill, the Honorable Dennis McGinn and the Honorable Miranda Ballentine.  The panel will be moderated by John Conger, Director of the Center for Climate and Security.

To RSVP, please email events@climateandsecurity.org.  We will provide the Zoom link to attendees.

Online Event | Burning Sand: MENA and Climate Change

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This is a cross-post from the Cambridge Middle East and North Africa Forum.

Written By Patrik Kurath

https://zoom.us/j/91788674458
Meeting ID: 917 8867 4458

By the end of the century, the Persian Gulf could be too hot for human habitation. Water sources like the Golan Heights and the Nile are sources of tensions. With the effects of climate change only set to grow in the coming of years, what are the consequences for the region? With implications on security, migration, and local economies, a change is necessary but remains unclear. While countries like Morocco are embracing solar energy, Saudi Arabia continues to rely on oil. To find out and discuss what this all means, join us on Tuesday 8 September at 4 pm (UK time) to hear our panel of experts discuss the ramifications and possible solutions to this multi-decade challenge.

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