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;
- Role of Autonomous Systems and related legal and policy issues; and,
- Understanding the impacts of energy and environmental security in a changing climate.
Climate and Security Resources
Climate and Security Reports
- U.S. Climate Change Policy (2021)
- Report on Effects of a Changing Climate to the Department of Defense (2019)
- Environmental Security: Toward a Framework for Naval Bases (2021)
- Intern Report: Climate Resiliency of Military Installations: Best Practices for Public-Public Partnerships (2020)
- Intern Report: Arctic Policy: Learning from Current Arctic Strategies (2020)
Autonomous Systems Resources