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EVENT SUMMARY: IPCC Authors Underscore Importance of Governance, Adaptation to Reduce Climate Vulnerability

By Brigitte Hugh 

Our responses to climate challenges, or lack thereof, increasingly play a role in the severity of impacts on human systems. That’s part of “what makes climate risks so challenging to manage,” said Dr. Katharine Mach, a lead author on the Working Group II report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Cycle (AR6) at an event hosted by the Center for Climate and Security (CCS) on March 8, 2022. 

The event, “Decoding the IPCC report on Climate Impacts: Implications for Security and Adaptation,” featured Dr. Mach, fellow lead author, Dr. Halvard Buhaug, and Dr. Rod Schoonover, Head of the Ecological Security Program at the Council on Strategic Risks.


Event: Decoding the New IPCC report on Climate Impacts: Implications for Security and Adaptation

By Brigitte Hugh

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.


Pentagon Environmental Research Program Webinar on Climate Change Adaptation

The_PentagonThe U.S. Department of Defense’s Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) and Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) host an excellent webinar series to “promote the transfer of innovative, cost-effective and sustainable solutions developed through projects funded in five program areas.” One of those areas involves presenting solutions to the security implications of climate change. The webinar scheduled for June 20 at 12pm ET is titled “Developing Adaptation Strategies to Address Climate Change and Uncertainty,” and promises to be an interesting discussion with Dr. Yonas Demissie of Washington State University and Dr. Mark Wigmosta of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Click here for more information, and to register.

New Topic Guide: Conflict, Climate and Environment

Bushfire_AustraliaEvidence on Demand has created a new topic guide, “Conflict, Climate and Environment,” by Katie Peters and Janani Vivekananda. Below is an overview of the guide and a list of the key messages. The guide provides an extensive overview of climate and conflict linkages, including knowledge gaps and suggestions for effective and sensitive policy-making. A PDF of the guide can be found on the Evidence on Demand website and is well worth a read.  (more…)