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August 2022

February
28
FILED UNDER : Climate SecurityEnergy Security

The Shift from Gas to Grid: A Roundtable on Transportation Electrification in Rural Communities

The rapid growth in electric vehicles (EVs) today is part of a fundamental shift in transportation. Building on ASP’s important work in the state of Florida, we’re partnering with the Electrification Coalition for an upcoming in-person event that explores the implications of increased electrification in rural Florida and the connections to national security.

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January
25
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Innovating Out of the Climate Crisis: Carbon Emissions

A recap and video of this event is available here.   Despite decades of emissions reductions pledges, countries’ carbon emissions continue to rise, and with them global temperatures. The last eight years were the world’s hottest-ever, and without rapid action the goal of limiting overall global warming to 1.5° C may soon be out of reach. As the private sector, federal regulators, and climate activists alike search for more tools to keep carbon out of the atmosphere, active carbon management…

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December
13
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Innovating Out of the Climate Crisis: Hydrogen

Demand for hydrogen has grown threefold since 1975 and has become extremely popular as a potential source of clean energy. But with an extremely high cost and high energy consumption for production, what role can green hydrogen really play in the clean energy transition?

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November
16
FILED UNDER : Climate SecurityEnergy SecurityFeatured Event

Innovating Out of the Climate Crisis: Electrification

Renewable energy and electrification play a critical role in the clean energy transition. Please join us on Wednesday, November 16, for ASP’s first installment of the Innovating Out of the Climate Crisis series, focused on innovation and policy implications for electrification.

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November
15
FILED UNDER : Featured EventNational Security Strategy

The Recruiting Crisis: Obesity’s Challenge to Military Readiness

This year, the U.S. Army missed its recruiting goal by 25%, as obesity increasingly reduces the number of qualified recruits. Join us as we discuss our new report’s findings and recommendations to deal with obesity’s impacts on the recruiting crisis.

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September
14
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Consistent and Compelling: Maine’s Model for Mitigating Climate Change

The Pine Tree state has spearheaded a comprehensive approach to mitigating climate change – from establishing the Maine Climate Council to implementing a statewide action plan. Despite facing a range of climate hazards from sea-level rise to warming sub-Arctic waters, the state has adopted bold action on climate that can serve as an example for other states.

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August
31
FILED UNDER : Climate SecurityNational Security Strategy

National Security, Climate Resilience & Environmental Protection – A Conversation with Congressman Scott Peters

A recap and video of this event is available here.   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…

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August
12
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Communicating the Climate Crisis – Effective Messaging & Dispelling Disinformation

A recap and video of this event is available here. Please join us on Friday, August 12, for a discussion on effectively communicating the climate crisis, the history of misinformation about climate change, and how to inoculate against climate disinformation. We will be joined by Dr. Edward Maibach, a distinguished Professor and Director of George Mason University’s Center for Climate Change Communication, Dr. David Benac, an associate professor of environmental history at Western Michigan University, and Dr. Anne Armstrong, co-author…

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August
09
FILED UNDER : Climate SecurityNational Security & Climate Change

Moving Mountains: Energy, Climate, and National Security in West Virginia

West Virginia plays a critical role in U.S. energy supply. What’s the future of clean energy in a state where coal is king?

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August
03
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Coercive Kidnapping & Political Hostage Taking in International Affairs

A video and recap of this event is available here.   Please join us on Wednesday, August 3, for a conversation on kidnapping and political hostage taking in international affairs with Dr. Danielle Gilbert, a Rosenwald Fellow in U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security at Dartmouth College and a Nonresident Fellow with the Modern War Institute at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Dr. Gilbert will explore the causes and consequences of hostage taking in international security, including why and how armed groups kidnap during civil…

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