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By Elsa Barron
The United States Army, Navy, and Air Force have each released a climate plan this year, marking an important step towards integrating climate security planning across the Department of Defense.
On Thursday, November 3rd, from 2:00-3:30 pm Eastern Time, The Center for Climate and Security will convene representatives from each department to discuss their climate plans and answer questions from the audience.
The panel, moderated by Hon. John Conger, Senior Advisor at the Council on Strategic Risks, will include:
- Hon. Sherri Goodman, Chair of the Board at the Council on Strategic Risks, and Senior Strategist at the Center for Climate and Security
- Ed Oshiba, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Energy, Installations and Environment)
- Paul Farnan, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations, Energy and Environment)
- Jim Balocki, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations and Environment)
- Rachel Ross, Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer of DoD
For a comparison of the Army, Navy, and Air Force climate plans, see this article by John Conger.
For further reading, also see the “Army Climate Strategy,” the Navy “Climate Action 2030,” and the “U.S. Department of the Air Force Climate Action Plan.”
USAID’s New Climate Strategy Outlines Adaptation, Mitigation Priorities, Places Heavy Emphasis on Integration
By Kathleen Mogelgaard for the Wilson Center
In January, the U.S. Agency for International Development released its long-awaited climate change strategy. Climate Change & Development: Clean Resilient Growth provides a blueprint for addressing climate change through development assistance programs and operations. In addition to objectives around mitigation and adaptation, the strategy also outlines a third objective: improving overall operational integration.