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Climate Security Fellows Report 2021
These are unprecedented times. The world continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, while democracies and economies around the globe are tested. Through it all, climate change is destabilizing natural and social systems, and driving new security risks. It has never been more important to engage the next generation of leaders on addressing these systemic risks.
The Climate and Security Advisory Group (CSAG), a project of the Center for Climate and Security, founded the Climate and Security Fellowship to do just that. The 2019-2020 Climate and Security Fellows are a distinguished group of professionals, all with one thing in common: a desire to address the security threats of climate change. They are emerging leaders in their respective fields of study and bring the necessary diversity of perspectives and backgrounds to address such wicked problems.
A self-selected group of Fellows wrote briefers on emerging climate security vulnerabilities. Each chose a topic that they felt was underrepresented in the current literature and deserved further examination. Our hope is that these briefers will spark a broader conversation on these vital security concerns.
I want to thank the Climate and Security Advisory Group for their support and thank all of the climate and security experts who briefed this cadre of fellows including: Hon. Sharon Burke, Hon. John Conger, Col. Mike Gremillion, USAF, Hon. Sherri Goodman, Dr. Rod Schoonover, and Joan VanDervort. Congratulations to the 2019-2020 class of Fellows. We look forward to watching their careers progress, and to their guidance of the next generation of leaders!
Esther Sperling, Co-Founder and Program Director, CSAG Climate and Security Fellowship Program
Read the report here.
The opinions expressed in this report are of the authors and do not reflect the positions of the affiliated organizations.
Call for Applications for the 2021-22 Climate Security Fellows
The Climate and Security Advisory Group (CSAG) is pleased to announce a call for applications for its Climate Security Fellowship Program, a collaborative program of the Center for Climate and Security, the American Security Project, and the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program.
In response to the need for increased capacity on the part of the U.S. government to tackle climate insecurity, and a need for strong mentorship for aspiring climate and security practitioners, the Climate and Security Advisory Group developed a Climate Security Fellows Program which launched in 2018 (see information on previous classes here). It is the first professional fellowship program for emerging leaders seeking meaningful careers at the intersection of climate change and security.
The program for 2021-2022 will have three components: