Energy, Climate and Environmental Security

Energy, Climate and Environmental Security

Senior officials at DOD have publicly raised concerns about, and recommended actions to address, the security implications of climate change, both due to its effect on military infrastructure, readiness and operations, and its broader geostrategic implications for the US. In addition, changes in the Arctic will affect Naval operations and US security from increased commercial activity (trade and resource extraction) to increased activities of Arctic and non-Arctic nations who wish to exert influence. 

Understanding the intersection of energy, climate and environmental security can help the Navy to understand the broader effects on military readiness, operations and strategy. EAG is building capacity in these areas including 

  • Law and policy related to climate and national security
  • Governance and policy related to the changing Arctic; 
  • Role of Autonomous Systems and related legal and policy issues; and,
  • Understanding the impacts of energy and environmental security in a changing climate. 


Related Resources

Net Zero Emissions by 2050 / Decarbonization

 Autonomous Systems Resources 

Climate and Security Reports

Climate and Security Resources 

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