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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…)

Event: Climate Change & National Security: Protecting the Integrity of Threat Assessments

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Please join the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center, the American Security Project, and the Center for Climate and Security on Monday, March 25, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m ET. for a conversation on climate change as a national security threat and the need for independent, objective science to inform threat assessments.  (more…)

Capitol Hill Briefing: Making Military Bases and Their Communities More Resilient

CCS_EESI_LOGOSThe Center for Climate and Security (CCS) and the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invite you to a briefing on the relationship between military facilities and their neighboring civilian communities, and on the urgent need to make their shared infrastructure more resilient to natural disasters and other threats. The briefing will be held on Friday, March 1, 2019, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm, Room 2168 (Gold Room) Rayburn House Office Building, Independence Avenue SW and South Capitol Street SW, Washington, DC. Please RSVP to expedite check-in. Live webcast (connection permitting) will be streamed. (more…)

COP24: Climate Security, Big Data and the Responsibility to Prepare

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COP24 Katowice plenary session, Photo by Doman84

On 13 December, at the COP24 in Katowice, Poland, the European External Action Service, in partnership with The Center for Climate and Security and the World Resources Institute (WRI), will hold a side event outlining new tools for anticipating climate security crises and practical institutional frameworks for using foresight to manage climate security risks.  (more…)

Release: North Carolina Leaders, Military and Security Experts Discuss Climate Threats in Wake of Hurricane Florence

North Carolina Fact Sheet CoverEvent: “Sea Level Rise & Security in the Southeast: Implications for the Military and Civilian Communities”
Date and time: September 24, 2018, from 2:00pm-4:45pm (Livestream available here during opening remarks, and then again after the film screening, at approximately 3:00pm)
Location:  The James B. Hunt Jr Library, NC State University Centennial Campus, Raleigh, NC
Hosts: The Center for Climate and Security in partnership with The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, North Carolina Sea Grant, and the Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership
Agenda and speakers: here
North Carolina fact sheet: here

Raleigh, NC – As the citizens of North Carolina come to terms with the aftermath of Hurricane Florence and the devastating impacts of storm-related flooding, The Center for Climate and Security, in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Environmental QualityNorth Carolina Sea Grant, and the Albermarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership have come together to discuss how the effects of sea level rise, storm surge, and extreme weather events can combine to greatly effect the state’s coastal communities, the military operations carried out at installations located in the eastern part of the state, and how planning for resilience can be integrated into the long-term outlook and policy for the region. (more…)

Release: Mayors, Military Leaders and City Officials Raise Concerns about Sea Level Rise Threats to South Carolina’s Military and Civilian Communities

SC Fact Sheet Cover ImageEvent: “Sea Level Rise & Security in South Carolina: Implications for Military and Civilian Communities”
Date and time: August 7, 2018; 2-7pm ET (Video available here)
Location: The Citadel’s Holliday Alumni Center, 69 Hagood Ave, Charleston, SC
Hosts: The Center for Climate and Security in partnership with the Henry M. Jackson Foundation and the Charleston Resilience Network
Agenda and speakers:  Here.
South Carolina fact sheet: Here.

Charleston, SC – In a 2018 Senate Armed Services Committee meeting on ‘Current Readiness of the U.S. Forces,’ General Glenn Walters, Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps, said “I’ve taken two briefs in the last eight months on what I consider our most critical vulnerability, and that’s Parris Island, South Carolina.” A new Military Expert Panel report from the Center for Climate and Security, Sea Level Rise and the U.S. Military’s Mission, 2nd Edition highlights risks to all of South Carolina’s key coastal military sites, including to the energy and transportation infrastructure that these installations depend on (see here for a South Carolina fact sheet from the report). This clear reality has brought together the Mayors of Beaufort and Charleston, South Carolina, as well as military leaders and city officials, to urgently discuss risks and solutions in Charleston. (more…)