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Join the Center for Climate and Security on March 8, 2022 from 12-1 p.m. EST for “Decoding the New IPCC report on Climate Impacts: Implications for Security and Adaptation,” a panel discussion featuring report authors and security experts. RSVP to attend the event here.
Background: On February 28, 2022, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will release the second report in the Sixth Assessment (AR6) cycle. The Working Group II (WGII) Report, Impact, Adaptation, and Vulnerabilities will lay out “the latest evidence on how past and future changes to Earth’s climate system impact life on our planet,” as well as the system capacities and limits for equitable and sustainable adaptation.(more…)
“The demand signals we send today will induce suppliers or innovators to develop and scale those new [sustainable] technologies,” said Varun Sivaram, Senior Director for Clean Energy and Innovation in the Office of US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, John Kerry, at a recent event hosted by the Center for Climate and Security (CCS) titled “Jumpstarting Demand for Climate Solutions: The First Movers Coalition and US National Security.” (A full recording of the event is available here and below).(more…)
Event: Jumpstarting Demand for Climate Solutions – The First Movers Coalition and US National Security
On January 13, 2022, join the Center for Climate and Security as we host Jumpstarting Demand for Climate Solutions: The First Movers Coalition and US National Security, a panel discussion featuring representatives from the Department of Defense, Department of State, and industry leaders from 10-11 am EST. Click here to RSVP.
Context: In November 2021, the United States and the World Economic Forum launched the First Movers Coalition: as “a new platform for companies to harness their purchasing power and supply chains to create early markets for innovative clean energy technologies that are key for tackling the climate crisis.”
The International Energy Agency forecasts that roughly half of the emissions reductions to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 must come from technologies that are not currently ready for commercial markets. The First Movers Coalition focuses on accelerating innovation in eight sectors where these technology needs are concentrated: steel, trucking, shipping, aviation, cement, aluminum, chemicals, and direct air capture.(more…)
“We’re really on a good path to mainstreaming climate and security…and that’s a major accomplishment,” said Sherri Goodman, Senior Strategist at the Center for Climate and Security (CCS), during a recent CCS event. The event was about taking stock of the US government’s progress toward implementing President Biden’s Executive Orders on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad and Planning for the Impact of Climate Change on Migration while also looking ahead to the National Defense Strategy (NDS) and National Security Strategy (NSS) which will be released in 2022. “You have to do the thinking and planning ahead of time before we start acting,” said John Conger, Senior Advisor to the Center for Climate and Security.(more…)