THE CENTER FOR CLIMATE & SECURITY -- EXPLORING THE SECURITY RISKS OF CLIMATE CHANGE

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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.

In light of an increase in threats to security exacerbated by the effects of a changing climate, CCS supports policies that will adequately manage unavoidable effects on security and help to avoid effects on security that would be unmanageable or unpredictable. This includes support for robust policies that seek to reduce the scope and scale of climate change in order to avoid unmanageable or unpredictable threats, provided that such policies do not involve a substantial risk of contributing to or causing other significant security threats.  CCS also supports robust adaptation policies that seek to manage the unavoidable, or “locked in” threats to security resulting from a changing climate.

This position is a clear-eyed, explicitly non-partisan approach rooted in fundamental national security approaches to threat reduction, and is based on numerous assessments by the U.S. national security and intelligence communities that have raised significant concerns about existing and future threats from a changing climate.