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Saturday, 2 December 2017

Climate Change Daily Vid Dec 2 2017:Security & climate change in the Pacific

Security and climate change in the Pacific: from Asia to the US

Since the first George W. Bush administration, the US security community has recognised the national security threats of climate change.

These high-probability, high-impact threats have remained a priority area for action within Congress and the Department of Defense.

The Asia-Pacific region is acutely vulnerable to the security impacts of climate change.

A range of underlying security fragilities and geo-strategic tensions will be shaped by increasingly frequent and severe disasters, impacts to coastal infrastructure and populations, sea level rise altering maritime boundary delimitations, greater food insecurity, and irregular migration flows.

This discussion explored these risks, how US military installations, operations, and strategies in the region may be shaped by them, and their influence on US bilateral and multilateral relationships.

  • John Conger Former Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) Senior Policy Advisor, The Center for Climate and Security
  • Shiloh Fetzek Senior Fellow for International Affairs, The Center for Climate and Security
  • Brigadier General (Retd) Gerald Galloway Former Dean of the Academic Board, United States Military Academy at West Point Member, Advisory Board, The Center for Climate and Security
  • Sherri Goodman Former Deputy Undersecretary of Defense (Environmental Security) Senior Advisor for International Security, The Center for Climate and Security
  • Dr Marcus King Director of the Master of Arts in International Affairs Program, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University Member, Advisory Board, The Center for Climate and Security
  •  Rear Admiral (Retd) Ann Phillips Former Director of the Surface Warfare Division, US Navy Member, Advisory Board, The Center for Climate and Security

The IISS was founded in the UK in 1958 with a focus on nuclear deterrence and arms control. Today, it is also renowned for The Military Balance, its annual assessment of countries' armed forces and for its high-powered security summits, including the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue

The Center for Climate and Security (CCS) is a non-partisan policy institute with a team and distinguished Advisory Board of security and military experts, and the only institution exclusively focused on the intersection of climate and security. CCS envisions a climate-resilient world which recognizes that climate change threats to security are significant and unprecedented, and acts to address those threats in a manner that is commensurate to their scale, consequence and probability. To further this goal, CCS facilitates policy development processes and dialogues, provides analysis, conducts research, communicates to the public, and acts as a resource hub in the climate and security field. Best Sellers Climate Change

Lord Nicholas Stern

Today’s young people can and should hold their parents’ generation to account for their present actions. They can elicit an emotional response that can motivate action. If thinking about the lives of unborn future generations seems too abstract to motivate you to act, try instead looking a young child or grandchild in the eye and asking yourself what sort of future you are leaving for them. There is something that, on reflection, many adults would surely find repugnant in the idea that they will leave their children a damaged planet that will radically affect their life possibilities. Lord Nicholas Stern

Kiribati President Anote Tong

"…I remember I had been trying to convince him to visit Kiribati and he did in 2011. He came to Kiribati and I remember he went to visit one of these communities that was flooded every time there is very high tides and there was this young boy who stepped up to the Secretary General and said Mr. Secretary General, you are a very important man you know, is there something that you can do to ensure I will have a future, that I will have a home. And the Secretary General came back and he said Mr. President I have been listening to you at the General Assembly but I never truly understood what it was you trying to communicate but now I do and I feel and I understand I would do everything that I can”