Please join us on Wednesday, August 31, for a conversation with Congressman Scott Peters (D-CA) to discuss how to improve the climate resilience of the Armed Forces and installations operated by U.S. allies. Congressman Peters will explore gaps in current DoD programs & authorities needed to promote climate resilience, offer guidance on integrating climate change risks into traditional security planning with strategic partners, and elaborate on why meeting the climate challenge remains crucial to advancing US national security and foreign policy.
Congressman Scott Peters serves California’s 52nd Congressional District, which includes the cities of Coronado, Poway and most of northern San Diego. Scott Peters currently serves on the House Budget Committee and the House Energy and Commerce Committee, as well as the Joint Economic Committee.
Before becoming an elected representative, Scott pursued a 15-year career as an environmental lawyer. Scott was also elected to the San Diego City Council, where he later became the City’s first City Council President. On the Council, Scott helped lead the cleanup of the city’s beaches and bays, and the completion of a number of major infrastructure projects.
Scott earned his undergraduate degree from Duke University (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and worked as an economist for the United States Environmental Protection Agency before attending New York University School of Law.