Accession Number:

ADA623610

Title:

National Security Implications of Climate-related Risks and a Changing Climate

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

OFFICE OF THE UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (POLICY) WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2015-07-23

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

This report responds to the request by the Senate Committee on Appropriations for information on the National Security Implications of Climate Change made in the report to accompany H.R. 4870, the Department of Defense DoD Appropriations Act for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015. Specifically, the Committee requested that the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy provide a report to Identify the most serious and likely climate-related security risks for each Combatant Command. Identify ways Combatant Commands integrate risk mitigation in their planning processes, including in the areas of o Humanitarian disaster relief o Security cooperation o Building partner capacity and o Sharing best practices for mitigation of installation vulnerabilities. Describe resources required for an effective response and the timeline of resources needs.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE