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Climate Security in Focus

Climate Security in Focus is a blog series dedicated to exploring key elements of climate security that impact American interests both at home and abroad. The series aims to examine specific aspects of climate security issues in order to better understand climate policy challenges, facilitate conversation, and generate ideas.

Mapping Florida’s Resilience Through a National Security Lens

Florida has more than 20 national security facilities with critical missions for national security. Home to U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM), U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM), and U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), as well as many others, any disruption in operations can have a truly global impact. As such, its important to understand the resilience measures happening across the state. This report examines climate resilience efforts underway in five key Florida regions: Cape Canaveral/Space Coast; Jacksonville; Miami/Doral/South Florida; Pensacola/Emerald Coast; and Tampa. …Read more

Understanding Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanisms (CBAMs)

The Biden Administration has made tackling the climate crisis a national priority, one that is continuing to serve as a guiding principle of its domestic and foreign policy. While there are countless regulatory efforts still being debated, carbon border adjustment mechanisms (CBAMs) seem to be having their day in the sun. As ASP as written about before, there are existing trade tools that can be leveraged to help mitigate the climate crisis. A CBAM is one of them …Read more

Perspective – Insights and Opportunities for the U.S. Department of Defense Zero-Emissions Vehicle Fleet Transition

The Biden Administration’s Executive Order 14008, “Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad,” and Executive Order 14057, “Catalyzing Clean Energy Industries and Jobs Through Federal Sustainability,” directed the Department of Defense (DoD) and the service branches to develop plans and strategies for transitioning fossil fuel-based internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle fleets to zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs). ASP created this report to educate and inform policymakers and key stakeholders about the objectives, challenges, and opportunities which exist as DoD’s continues its enterprise-wide fleet transition. …Read more

Event Recap: Climate Security as National Security: Climate Change and the Hawkeye State

On Tuesday, November 14th, ASP partnered with the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC) and the University of Iowa’s International Programs and Public Policy Center and the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies to host “Climate Security as National Security: Climate Change and the Hawkeye State.” Moderated by Jessica Olcott Yllemo, ASP’s Director of Climate […] …Read more