Energy, Climate and Environmental Security - Energy Academic Group
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;
- Adaptation needs of U.S. and other nation’s military installations;
- Understanding the impacts of energy and environmental security in a changing climate.
- Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad (27 Jan 2021)
- Executive Order on Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis (20 Jan 2021)
- Report on Effects of a Changing Climate to the Department of Defense (2019)
- Intern Report: Climate Resiliency of Military Installations: Best Practices for Public-Public Partnerships (2020)
- Intern Report: Arctic Policy: Learning from Current Arctic Strategies (2020)
- Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad (27 Jan 2021)
- NAVFAC Climate Change Installation Adaptation and Resilience Planning Handbook (2017)
- US Army Climate Resilience Handbook (2020)