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National Intelligence Estimate

Climate Change and International  Responses Increasing Challenges to US National Security Through 2040


Department of DefenseClimate Adaptation Plan

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.


Climate and Security in the Middle East and North Africa

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA)region is among theworld’s most waterstressed 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.


The UN Security Council and Climate Change

At the outset of the Security Council’s 23 February 2021 open debate on climate and security, world-renowned naturalist David Attenborough delivered a video message urging global cooperation to tackle the climate crisis.


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.”


Sustainability Report and Implementation Plans

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 & Security

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.