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Event Recap: How Infrastructure Plays a Role in US National Security

On July 15, The American Security Project (ASP) hosted a virtual event highlighting the role of infrastructure in U.S. National Security and climate resiliency. Featured speakers included David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment Alice Hill, Atlantic Council Deputy Director for Climate and Advanced Energy Maggie Jackson and Fusion Industry Association CEO Andrew Holland, with ASP’s Senior Fellow for Climate Security David Haines moderating the discussion. Read more...

Event Recap: National US Security Risks in the Face of Sea Level Rise

On June 29th the American Security Project and Florida International University co-hosted a discussion with Dr. Jayantha Obeysekera, Richard Miller, and ASP’s David Haines on national security threats caused by rising sea-levels and how the United States can prepare military bases for increasing climate security threats. Sea-level rise and more extreme weather events are causing risks to military installations, readiness, operations, and strategy.Read more...

G7 Promises: From Climate Pledges to Concrete Action

The Group of 7 (G7) leaders representing the United States, Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, and Japan met in Cornwall, United Kingdom on June 11-13, 2021, for their first in-person summit since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Unlike previous summits, climate change was a main area for discussion. During the Summit the leaders released a communique pledging to take aggressive action to limit global temperature rise by cutting collective emissions in half by 2030 and to advance international climate financing. The G7 also agreed to stop international funding for any coal project that lacked technology to capture and store carbon dioxide by next year but stopped short of setting a firm end date for the burning of coal, the largest global contributor to carbon dioxide emissions causing global warming.Read more...

Event Recap: Launch of the NCWES Report on Sustainable Peace & Security in a Changing Climate

On June 1, the American Security Project (ASP) hosted the launching event for the North-Atlantic Civil-Society Working-Group on Environment and Security’s (NCWES) new report – “Sustainable Peace & Security in a Changing Climate: Recommendations for NATO 2030.” The report contains 116 policy recommendations to be considered during the NATO 2030 process to strengthen NATO as new environmental-related challenges emerge and promote sustainable peace and security. The launch of the report was organized ahead of World Environment Day (June 5) and the NATO Summit of Allied Leaders (June 14).Read more...

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