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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Center for Global Security (CGS) catalyzes the development of leading-edge national solutions to emerging and “over-the-horizon” issues, integrating science & technology, policy, and implementation expertise from across the global security community.  More ...

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Climate Change-National Security Symposium

Resulting Report Subject Spurs Dialogue

The Center for Global Security partnered with the Henry M. Jackson Foundation to examine the connections between climate change and national security during a symposium on June 4. Thirty-six leaders from the White House, the U.S. Navy, federal agencies, federal, state and local governments, research organizations, business, and academia participated in the event  entitled “The Intersection of National Security and Climate Change – What do Decision-makers Need to be Prepared?” A resulting report was prepared with key recommendations and consensus points, which was covered at a briefing at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. on July 29.  Watch video of the presentations.

Key Visits

The Center recently hosted Rear Admiral Jonathon White, the U.S. Navy’s lead oceanographer and navigator as well as the Navy’s lead of the Task Force on Climate Change. He described the Navy’s top three priorities as they relate to operations and their intersection with climate change. More information.

Center staff also met recently with Patty Beneke (545 kb), Director and Regional Representative of the United Nations Environment Programme's Regional Office for North America. In this capacity, Patty is interested in working with the Center to address needs in other countries that fall under the United Nations Environment Program umbrella. The discussion focused on how the impact of solutions PNNL is providing elsewhere might be broadened to address needs identified by UNEP.

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