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Reports

A Climate Security Plan for America_Report CoverA Climate Security Plan for America: A Presidential Plan for Combating the Security Risks of Climate Change,” The Climate and Security Advisory Group, September 24, 2019
Edited by John Conger, Francesco Femia and Caitlin Werrell
Release event details and video

 


Climate Security Fellowship Program Risks Briefers 2019_Report Cover2019 Climate and Security Fellowship Program “Risks Briefers”: The Climate and Security Advisory Group, the American Security Project, the Center for Climate and Security, the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program, September 24, 2019


Japanese Industry in an Unstable Climate_Cover_May 2019Japanese Industry in an Unstable Climate: Reducing Exposure to the Security Implications of Climate Change,” Japan Series Report 1, May 2019
Authored by Shiloh Fetzek, Rachel Fleishman, John Conger
Foreword: Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn, US Navy (Ret)
Japan Series Fact Sheet

 



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Climate Change Lessons from the US Military: What Japanese Industry Can Learn from Another Global Enterprise,” Japan Series Report 2, May 2019
Authored by John Conger, Shiloh Fetzek, Rachel Fleishman
Foreword: Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn, US Navy (Ret)
Japan Series Fact Sheet


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Europe’s Responsibility to Prepare: Managing Climate Security Risks in a Changing World,” full report, June 2018
Authored by Shiloh Fetzek, Louise van Schaik
Prepared in advance of June 1018 EU External Action Service meeting on climate security


Working Group on Climate Nuclear and Security Affairs Report TwoWorking Group on Climate, Nuclear and Security Affairs – “Report Two: A Clear Path for Complex Threats,” full report, May 2018
Chaired and edited by Christine Parthemore, Dr. Janne Nolan
Breakout Briefer 1:  “Stability At Stake: Addressing Critical Regions Facing Complex Climate, Security, and Nuclear Risks
Breakout Briefer 2:  “Expanding The Climate-Nuclear-Security Toolkit


Climate and Security Advisory Group_2018 Cover PhotoThe CSAG Roadmap and Recommendations for the U.S. Government, “A Responsibility to Prepare: Strengthening National and Homeland Security in the Face of a Changing Climate,” full report, February 2018
Chaired and edited by Francesco Femia, Caitlin Werrell, Marcus King
Release event video w/ Caitlin Werrell, Hon. John Conger,  Francesco Femia, Hon. Sherri Goodman, Heather Messera, Rear Admiral Ann C. Phillips, U.S. Navy (Ret), Rear Admiral David Titley, U.S. Navy (Ret)


Military Expert Panel Report Cover_Sea Level Rise and the US Militarys Mission 2nd EditionMilitary Expert Panel Report: Sea Level Rise and the U.S. Military’s Mission, 2nd Edition, full report, February 2018
Chaired by Heather Messera, Edited by Francesco Femia
Release event video w/ General Ronald Keys, USAF (Ret); Vice Admiral (Ret) Robert Parker, USCG (Ret); Rear Admiral Jonathan White, USN (Ret); Brigadier General Gerald Galloway, USA (Ret); Hon. John Conger; Joan VanDervort (TBD)


Working Group on Climate Nuclear and Security Affairs_Report OneWorking Group on Climate, Nuclear, and Security Affairs – Report One: A Framework for Understanding and Managing the Intersection of Climate Change, Security and Nuclear Affairs, November 2017
Chaired and edited by Christine Parthemore, Dr. Janne Nolan

Additional resources: Climate-Nuclear-Security Nexus Page


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Epicenters of Climate and Security: The New Geostrategic Landscape of the Anthropocene
June 2017
Edited by Caitlin Werrell, Francesco Femia

Summary: Video Animation


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Military Expert Panel Report: Sea Level Rise and the U.S. Military’s Mission, full report, September 2016
Chaired by Christine Parthemore, Edited by Shiloh Fetzek, Caitlin Werrell, Francesco Femia
Summary: Note from Military Expert Panel, Executive Summary, Findings and List of Recommendations
Release event w/ General Ronald Keys, USAF (ret); Lieutenant General John Castellaw, USMC (ret); Vice Admiral (ret) Robert Parker, USCG (ret); Rear Admiral Jonathan White, USN (ret); Brigadier General Gerald Galloway, USA (ret); Joan VanDervort


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The CSAG Briefing Book for a New Administration, September 2016
Chaired and edited by Francesco Femia, Caitlin Werrell, Marcus King
Release event with Hon. Sherri Goodman; Rear Admiral David Titley, USN (ret); Brigadier General Bob Barnes; Dr. Marcus King; Captain James Goudreau, SC, USN (ret)


USAsiaPacifcRebalanceImageThe U.S. Asia-Pacific Rebalance, National Security and Climate Change, full report with foreword by Admiral Samuel J. Locklear, III, USN (ret), former U.S. Pacific Commander, November 2015
Edited by Caitlin Werrell, Francesco Femia
Summary: Introduction, list of articles and excerpts
Release event w/ Admiral Samuel J. Locklear, III, USN (ret); Ellen Laipson; Sherri Goodman; Eric Schwartz


Arab Spring and Climate ChangeThe Arab Spring and Climate Change, full report with preface by Anne-Marie Slaughter, February 2013
Edited by Caitlin Werrell, Francesco Femia

Release event video w/ Anne-Marie Slaughter and Tom Friedman

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Journal Articles

Werrell, Femia: “The Thirty Years Climate Warning: Climate Change, Security, and the Responsibility to Prepare,” Climate Change, Conflict and Cooperation, Seton Hall Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations, Climate Change XX, no. 1, March 2019

Werrell, Femia: “The Great Thaw: Climate Change and the Post-Cold War World,” E-International Relations, March 20, 2019

Femia, Werrell: “Significant Security Threats from Climate Change on the Horizon,” Defense Dossier, Issue 23, December 2018

Fleishman, Goodman: “Climate Change and the U.S. Military,” Defense Dossier, Issue 23, December 2018

Parthemore, Femia and Werrell, “The global responsibility to prepare for intersecting climate and nuclear risks,” The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, Volume 74 Issue 6, November 1, 2018

Terry, Andrews, Messera: “The Time for “What’s Next?” is Now: Preparing for a Climate Changed Future Within our Military and Coastal Communities,” Small Wars Journal, July 2018

Goodman, Werrell, Femia, Fetzek: “A Responsibility to Prepare: Governing in an Age of Unprecedented Risks and Unprecedented Foresight,” Global Policy Journal, September 27, 2017

Werrell and Femia, “Climate change and security,” Crisis Response, Volume 12, Issue 3, April 2017, pp. 44-47

Werrell and Femia, “Climate Change, the Erosion of State Sovereignty, and World Order,” The Brown Journal of World Affairs, Volume XII, Issue 2, Spring-Summer 2016, pp. 221-235
Full article here.

Werrell, Femia and Sternberg, “Did We See it Coming? State Fragility, Climate Vulnerability, and the Uprisings in Syria and Egypt,” SAIS Review of International Affairs, Volume 35, Number 1, Winter-Spring 2015, pp. 29-46

Werrell and Femia, “The Nexus of Climate Change, State Fragility and Migration,” Angle Journal (Imperial College London), November 26, 2015

Femia, Sternberg and Werrell, “Climate Hazards, Security and the Uprisings in Syria and Egypt,” Seton Hall Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations, Volume XVI, Number 1, Fall/ Winter 2014, pp. 71

Femia and Werrell, “A Marshall Plan to Combat Climate Change in the Asia-Pacific,”
E-International Relations, February 7, 2012

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Briefer Series

The following is a series of short, easily digestible briefers by the Center for Climate and Security which focus on exploring the regional, national and international security implications of climate change.

Africa

Americas

Indo-Asia-Pacific

Central Asia & the Caucuses

Caribbean

Middle East

U.S. National Security

International Security

Technology and Tools

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Conference Documents and Public Comments

Testimony, Rear Admiral David Titley, USN (Ret), “The Costs of Climate Change: From Coasts to Heartland, Health to Security,” House Committee on the Budget, July 24, 2019

Testimony, Rear Admiral Ann Phillips, USN (Ret), “The Costs of Climate Change: From Coasts to Heartland, Health to Security,” House Committee on the Budget, July 24, 2019

Testimony, Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn, USN (Ret), “How Climate Change Threatens U.S. National Security,” House Foreign Affairs Committee, April 2, 2019

Testimony, Hon. Sherri Goodman, “How Climate Change Threatens U.S. National Security,” House Foreign Affairs Committee, April 2, 2019

Testimony, RADM David Titley, USN (Ret), “Ensuring Resiliency of Military Installations and Operations,” House Armed Services Committee, March 13, 2019

Keynote Address by Oliver-Leighton Barret, “Regional Consultation on Climate and Security in the Caribbean,” Volume 3, Issue 2, December 2018

Werrell, C., “A Responsibility to Prepare,” Statement to the UN Security Council, Arria Formula Dialogue, December 15, 2017

Fetzek and Thomas, “Inquiry into the implications of climate change for
Australia’s National Security,”
Submission to the Australian Senate, The Center for Climate and Security, August 2016

Femia and Werrell in Chin & Kingham (Editors), “Planetary Security: Peace and Cooperation in Times of Climate Change  and Global Environmental Challenges,” Conference Report, The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague, Nov. 2-3, 2015

Femia, Francesco in “The Debate Forum: Dangerous Intersection: Climate Change and National Security,” The Environmental Law Institute, www.eli.org, January/February 2016

Femia and Werrell, “Analysis of Syria: Lessons Learned,” Background Paper, Working Group I, Planetary Security Conference, the Hague, Nov. 4, 2015

Femia and Werrell, “UPDATE: A Catch 22 or an Opportunity? Climate change and instability in the Middle East and North Africa – the cases of Syria and Egypt,” slides prepared for the Arizona Bar Association, June 15, 2016

Femia and Werrell, “UPDATE: A Catch 22 or an Opportunity? Climate change and instability in the Middle East and North Africa – the cases of Syria and Egypt,” slides prepared for the Arizona State University’s Global Climate Security Webinar Series, Oct. 26, 2015

Femia and Werrell, “Climate Security 101,” slides prepared for Climate Security 101 Launch, July 2015

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Book Chapters, Magazine Articles and Multi-Author Reports

Significant Security Threats from Climate Change on the Horizon,” Defense Dossier, Issue 23, December 2018

Climate Change and the U.S. Military,” Defense Dossier, Issue 23, December 2018

Chapter 28: Reducing Risks Through Adaptation Actions,Fourth National Climate Assessment Vol II, U.S. Global Change Research Program, November 23, 2018

The global responsibility to prepare for intersecting climate and nuclear risks,” Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, October 22, 2018

Governance for a Changing Climate,” Sustainable Solutions Lab, University of Massachusetts Boston, pg 41 (sidebar), September 2018

We must prepare and react to climate and security risks through space technologies,” in
“Climate Change: a global security and humanitarian challenge,” The European Security and Defense Union, pp 26-29, February 2018

The Time for “What’s Next?” is Now: Preparing for a Climate Changed Future Within our Military and Coastal Communities,” Small Wars Journal, July 2018

Foreword,” Climate Change and the UN Security Council, Edited by Shirley V. Scott and Charlotte Ku, 2018

Chapter 6: Climate Hazards, Food Security and the Arab Uprisings,” Lost in Translation: New Paradigms for the Arab Spring,” Edited by Uzi Rabi and Abdelilah Bouasria, Sussex Academic Press, May/ June 2017

Chapter 3: The climate and security imperative,” Handbook of Transitions in Energy and Climate Security, Edited by Robert E. Looney, Routledge, 2017

Chapter 1: An unstable, stable nation? Climate, water, migration and security in Syria from 2006-2011,” in Climate Hazard Crises in Asian Societies and Environments, Edited by T. Sternberg, Routledge, 2017

Chapter 21: Climate change risks to national and international security,” in Climate Change: A Risk Assessment, commissioned by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, July 13, 2015

Combatting climate change in the Asia–Pacific: lessons from the Marshall Plan.”
The Strategist, May 26, 2016

Femia and Werrell, “La geopolitica degli Stati Uniti”
Formiche,
pp80, Nov 2015

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