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Webinar: Global Governance in the Face of Non-Traditional Risks

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GULF OF ADEN NATO Task Force 508 supporting Operation Ocean Shield, (photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Raegen/Released)

Be sure to register for the last webinar in the Global Climate Security series co-hosted by the Global Security Initiative at Arizona State University. The webinar, titled “Global Governance in the Face of Non-Traditional Risks,” will be held on February 18th from 12:30-2pm EST, and features a group of expert speakers, including the Center for Climate and Security’s Shiloh Feztek, Global Int’s Chad Briggs, E3G’s Taylor Dimsdale, adelphi’s Benjamin Pohl, and Arizona State Universiy’s Nadya Bliss as moderator. This webinar will explore how global governance will be affected by climate change, and how institutions of global governance can address climate risks in a way that will strengthen resilience, and enhance cooperation in the international system. Join this webinar to hear more about this issue area. Register here. (more…)

Briefing and Infographic: Climate Change Implications for Defence

Tarbela_Dam_Pakistan_during_the_2010_floodsA short and accessible briefing and infographic on climate change implications for global security has just been released by the Global Military Advisory Council on Climate Change, the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, and the Institute for Environmental Security. Authored by Brigadier General (ret) Wendell Christopher King, Ph.D – Dean of US Army Command and General Staff College – it highlights five key ways in which the effects of climate change threaten global security: (more…)

Update to Climate and Security Resources Page

There have been a number of new reports released recently, and so we though we would highlight an update to our climate and security resources page, where you’ll find government reports and strategic documents, academic papers, Congressional hearing transcripts, UN resolutions, and other policy-oriented information on the nexus of climate change and national and international security.

The resources are organized first by type (government, academic, etc) and second by chronology, so you can more easily look for the information that is most useful to you as either a researcher, journalist, policy-maker, policy-implementer, or casual climate and security aficionado.

If you know of a good resource that we’ve left off the list, feel free to let us know.

ASP’s Climate Security Report: An Invaluable and Timely Assessment

The American Security Project released its new Climate and Security Report yesterday, authored by Senior Fellow Andrew Holland, and Adjunct Fellow Catherine Foley.

The report comprehensively addresses both the current and projected implications of climate change for global security, and the security of the U.S. homeland. (more…)