Climate Change and International Responses Increasing Challenges to US National Security Through 2040
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The Department of Defense (DOD) has identified climate change as a critical national security issue and threat multiplier (DOD 2014a) and top management challenge (DOD 2020a). Climate change will continue to amplify operational demands
on the force, degrade installations and infrastructure, increase health risks to our service members, and could require modifications to existing and planned equipment.
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA)region is among theworld’s most water–stressed and vulnerable to climate change.Policymakers’ concerns about a changing MENA climate includenot only physicaland economicimpacts but also the potential implications for political stability and securityina volatile region.
Climate change is a defining threat to peace and security in the 21st century—its impacts are felt by everyone, but not equally.
Release: 64 U.S. Military, National Security and Intelligence Leaders Release “A Climate Security Plan for America”
On Capitol Hill today, the Climate and Security Advisory Group (CSAG), an extraordinary group of 64 senior military, national security and intelligence leaders chaired by the Center for Climate and Security in partnership with the Elliott School of International Affairs, is releasing “A Climate Security Plan for America.”
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) sustainability performance is evaluated against Executive Order 13834, Efficient Federal Operations, the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007, the Energy Policy Act (EPAct) of 2005, the seven Office of Management and Budget (OMB) scorecard goal assessment areas, and other relevant executive and congressional directives.
The Center for Climate and Security (CCS), a non-partisan institute of the Council on Strategic Risks, has a team and distinguished Advisory Board of security and military experts. CCS envisions a climate-resilient world which recognizes that climate change threats to security are already significant and unprecedented, and acts to address those threats in a manner that is commensurate to their scale, consequence and probability.