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Event: Climate and Security in the Sahel Region

Nigerian_farmersThis article was first published by Clingendael 

INTRODUCTION: The public meeting is organised by the Netherlands Atlantic Youth and study association BASIS. Speakers are Clingendael’s Senior Associate Fellow Tom Middendorp and ICCT’s Senior Research Fellow Liesbeth van der Heide. Register here.

Climate change is increasingly becoming a security issue

Drought, degradation and severe floods: climate change is increasingly becoming a security issue. The recent instabilities in the Sahel region, such as the uprisings in Mali and Nigeria and the civil war in Sudan, indicate a connection between climate change and security. (more…)

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…)