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Climate and Security Resources: U.S. Government, Defense

This page includes a list of resources on the nexus of climate change and security by the U.S. Government, Defense.

Defense

2019

2019: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020, U.S. Congress, December 2019

2019: The Operational Environment and the Changing Character of Warfare, “United States Army Training and Doctrine Command,” October 7, 2019

2019: Research To Improve Installation Infrastructure Resiliency Processes, Systems, And Tools, “Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP),” Department of Defense

2019: Climate Adaptation for DoD Natural Resource Managers, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Sustainment), June 3, 2019

2019: Implications of Climate Change for the U.S. Army, US Army War College, July 2019

2019: Advance Policy Questions for Dr. Mark T. Esper, Nominee for Appointment to be Secretary of Defense, Senate Armed Services Committee, July 2019

2019: Senate Armed Services Committee Advance Policy Questions for GEN Mark A. Milley, U.S. Army Nominee for Appointment to be Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Senate Armed Services Committee, July 2019

2019: U.S. Air Force’s Top 10 Military Installations Most Vulnerable to Climate-Related Events as required by FY18 National Defense Authorization Act, U.S. Air Force to Senate Armed Services Committee, June 2019

2019: U.S. Army’s Top 10 Military Installations Most Vulnerable to Climate-Related Events as required by FY18 National Defense Authorization Act, U.S. Army to Senate Armed Services Committee, June 2019

2019: U.S. Navy and Marine Corps’ Top 10 Military Installations Most Vulnerable to Climate-Related Events as required by FY18 National Defense Authorization Act, U.S. Navy and Marine Corps to Senate Armed Services Committee, June 2019

2019: Climate Resilience: DOD Needs to Assess Risk and Provide Guidance on Use of Climate Projections in Installation Master Plans and Facilities Designs. GAO-19-453, June 2019

2019: Department of Defense Arctic Strategy, U.S. Department of Defense, June 2019

2019: The Department of Defense Indo-Pacific Strategy Report: Preparedness, Partnerships and Promoting a Networked Region, U.S. Department of Defense, June 1, 2019

2019: United States Coast Guard: Arctic Strategic Outlook, Commandant of the United States Coast Guard, April 2019.

2019: United States Department of the Navy Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Budget Estimates, Military Construction Active Force (MCON) and Family Housing, U.S. Department of the Navy, March 2019

2019: United States Navy: Strategic Outlook for the Arctic, Chief of Naval Operations, January 2019.

2019: Report on Effects of a Changing Climate to the Department of Defense. As required by Section 335 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (Public Law 115-91), Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition

2018

2018: John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019, August 2018

2018: The Impact of Sea-Level Rise and Climate Change on Department of Defense Installations on Atolls in the Pacific Ocean (RC-2334). Report to the U.S. Department of Defense Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, Published Feb 2018.

2018: Climate-Related Risk to DoD Infrastructure Initial Vulnerability Assessment Survey (SLVAS) Report, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, U.S. Department of Defense

2017

2017: 2018 National Defense Authorization Act

2017: Climate Change Adaptation: DOD Needs to Better Incorporate Adaptation into Planning and Collaboration at Overseas Installations. GAO-18-206

2017: Draft Integrated City of Norfolk Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the City of Norfolk, VA

2016

2016: Report to Congress on Strategy to Protect the United States National Security Interests in the Arctic Region, U.S. Department of Defense

2016: Report to the President and the Congress of the United States, National Commission on the Future of the Army,

2016: 2016 Special Issue: Climate Change and Policy, Marine Corps University Journal

2016: DoD Directive 4715.21: Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience. U.S. Department of Defense

2016: Joint Publication 1-02: Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. U.S. Department of Defense

2016: Department of Defense Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan FY2016, U.S. Department of Defense

2016: Regional Sea Level Scenarios for Coastal Risk Management: Managing the Uncertainty of Future Sea Level Change and Extreme Water Levels for Department of Defense Coastal Sites Worldwide, U.S. Department of Defense

2016: OMB Scorecard on Sustainability/Energy, Department of Defense

2015

2015: El Nino: Potential Asia Pacific Impacts: U.S. Pacific Command

2015: DoD Instruction 3200.21 “Sustaining Access to the Live Training Domain”: U.S. Department of Defense

2015: National Security Implications of Climate-Related Risks and a Changing Climate [Report to Congress on Geographic Combatant Command responses to climate risks], U.S. Department of Defense

2015: Department of Defense Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan FY2015, U.S. Department of Defense

2015: A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower, U.S. Department of the Navy/ United States Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard

2015: Department of Defense Annual Energy Management Report FY 2014, U.S. Department of Defense

2014

2014: Department of Defense Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan FY2014, U.S. Department of Defense

2014: Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap, U.S. Department of Defense

2014: “National Security and the Accelerating Risks of Climate Change,” CNA Corporation

2014: USCENTCOM, Climate Change Assessment, QDR, U.S. Department of Defense

2014: Quadrennial Defense Review, U.S. Department of Defense

2014: US Navy Arctic Roadmap, U.S. Department of the Navy

2014: OMB Scorecard on Sustainability/ Energy: Department of Defense

2014: Shoreline Evolution and Coastal Resiliency at Two Military Installations: Investigating the Potential for the Loss of Protecting Barriers: SERDP: DOD, EPA, DOE

2013

2013: DoDM 4715.03, Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan (INRMP) Implementation Manual, Department of Defense

2013: US Coast Guard Arctic Strategy, U.S. Coast Guard

2013: Assessing Impacts of Climate Change on Coastal Military Installations: Policy Implications, SERDP, Department of Defense

2013: 2013 Addendum to the FY2012 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap: Department of Defense

2013: Arctic Strategy: Department of Defense

2013: Department of Defense Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan FY2013, U.S. Department of Defense

2013: OMB Scorecard on Sustainability/ Energy: Department of Defense

2012

2012: Department of Defense FY 2012 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap: Department of Defense

2012: Department of Defense Strategic Sustainability and Performance Plan FY2012: Department of Defense

2012: OMB Scorecard on Sustainability/ Energy: Department of Defense

2011-2012: Key Strategic Issues List: U.S. Army War College

2011

2011: DoDI 4715.03, Natural Resources Conservation Program: Department of Defense

2011: Department of Defense Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan FY2011: Department of Defense

2011: Incorporating Sea Level Change Considerations in Civil Works Programs: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

2011: Defense Science Board Task Force Report: Trends and Implications of Climate Change for National and International Security: Department of Defense

2011: The National Military Strategy of the United States of America: Redefining America’s Military Leadership: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

2011: National Security Implications of Climate Change for U.S. Naval Forces: Naval Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

2011: OMB Scorecard on Energy/ Water: Department of Defense

2010

2010: Quadrennial Defense Review Report: Department of Defense

2010: The Joint Operating Environment (JOE), Ready for Today, Preparing for Tomorrow: United States Joint Forces Command

2010: Climate Change Impacts and AFRICOM: A Briefing Note: Institute for Defense Analyses, Christine Youngblut

2010: Strategic Sustainability and Performance Plan FY2010: Department of Defense

2010: U.S. Navy Climate Change Road Map: Task Force Climate Change, Department of the Navy

2009

2009: DoDI 40170.11, Installation Energy Management: Department of Defense

2009: US Navy Arctic Roadmap: U.S. Department of the Navy

2009: Taking Up the Security Challenge of Climate Change: U.S. Army War College

2009: Climate Change Effects: Issues for International and US National Security: Institute for Defense Analyses, Christine Youngblut

2009: Two Degrees of Separation: Abrupt Climate Change and the Adverse Impact to US National Security: Air Command and Staff College

2008

2008: National Defense Strategy: Department of Defense

2008: The Joint Operating Environment, Trends and Challenges for the Future Joint Force Through 2030United States Joint Forces Command

2007

2007: A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Sea Power: Department of the Navy, the Marine Corps and the Coast Guard

2007: National Security and the Threat of Climate Change: CNA Military Advisory Board

2003

2003: An Abrupt Climate Change Scenario and Its Implications for United States National Security: DoD Office of Net Assessment

2003: Weather Operations in the Transformation Era. John M. Lanicci, Air War College Maxwell Paper No. 29 (Maxwell AFB: Air University Press 2003)

2003: Global Warming Could Have a Chilling Effect on the Military. National Defense University

1990

1990: Global Climate Change Implications for the United States: U.S. Navy War College

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