The IMCCS is a Council of senior military and security experts (Participants) from both the governmental sector and nongovernmental sector committed to an open exchange of ideas on the military and security dimensions of climate change. The IMCCS also hosts an IMCCS Expert Group that publishes the annual World Climate and Security Report, as well as IMCCS Institutional Partners. See here for details on being a Participant in the IMCCS, here for details about the IMCCS Expert Group, and here for details about IMCCS Institutional Partners.

IMCCS Participants: In April 2019, the IMCCS Leadership began reaching out to military and security experts from around the world to join the IMCCS. Below is the current list of Participants.

Lieutenant Colonel Alberto Alletto
Center for Defence Innovation, Ministry of Defense, Italy

Brigadier General Luca Baione
Military Aviation and Meteorology, Italian Air Force
Permanent Representative to the World Meteorological Organization

Dr. Paul Barnes
Head, Risk and Resilience
Australian Strategic Policy Institute

Colonel Gaspar Barrabino,
Uruguayan Army (Ret)

Stefan Bayer
Professor, Bundeswehr Command and Staff College, German Armed Forces

Vice Admiral Ben Bekkering, Netherlands Royal Navy
Former Netherlands Military Representative to NATO and EU

Benedetta Berti-Alberti
Head, Policy Planning
Office of the Secretary-General, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

Ian Bradbury
Founder and CEO
1st NAEF
Retired Infantry, 3rd Battalion
The Royal Canadian Regiment

Colonel Makha Camara, Mauritanian Armed Forces
G5 Sahel Defense College

Dr. Carter Christopher
Head, Human Dynamics R&D Section
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Virginia Comolli
Research Manager, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime  

Hon. John Conger
Director, The Center for Climate and Security
Former US Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations and Environment

Colonel Ian Cumming (Ret)
Former Australian Defence Climate and Security Adviser

Major General Rick Devereaux, US Air Force (Ret)
Advisor, The Council on Strategic Risks
Former Director, Operational Planning, Policy and Strategy, Headquarters U.S. Air Force

Major General Urs Gerber
Swiss Armed Forces (Ret)
Former Head, Swiss Delegation to the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission in Korea

Vice Admiral Lee Gunn, US Navy (Ret)
Former Inspector General, U.S. Department of the Navy

Dr. Robert Glasser
Head, Climate and Security Policy Centre
Australian Strategic Policy Institute

Alice Hill
Board of Directors, The Council on Strategic Risks
Former Senior Director for Resilience Policy, U.S. National Security Council

Ingrid Jung
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in the Netherlands

Colonel Albert Jusu
Defence Attache /Military Adviser
Permanent Mission of the Republic of Sierra Leone to the United Nations

Colonel Jasmin Katica
Military Adviser/ Minister Counselor
The Permanent Mission of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the United Nations

Major General Silver M Kayemba
Military Advisor, Permanent Mission of Uganda to the United Nations

Mr. Jiří Kupsa
Czech Republic
Participant in his personal capacity

Nick Mabey
Chief Executive Officer

Colonel Daniel Ruiz Lopez, PhD, Spanish Army (Ret)
Researcher, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna di Pisa

Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn, US Navy (Ret)
Advisor, The Center for Climate and Security
Former Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Navy for Installations, Energy and Environment

Colonel Sapenafa Motufaga, Fiji Army
Military Advisor, Permanent Mission of Fiji to the United Nations

Ambassador Satyendra Prasad 
Permanent Representative of Fiji to the United Nations

Dr. Nicolas Regaud
Senior Advisor for Climate of the Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff, French Ministry for the Armed Forces

Colonel GS Dr. Frank Richter
Chief of Branch, Directorate-General, Security & Defence Policy
Federal Ministry of Defence, Germany

Army Corps General Mamadou M. Seck
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Centre for Advanced Defense and Security Studies, Senegal Armed Forces (Air Force)

Dr. Louise Simonsson
Senior Analyst, Swedish Armed Forces Head Quarters
Total Defense Department

Elizabeth Sidiropoulos 
Chief Executive
South African Institute for International Affairs

Air Marshall Sir Graham Stacey, Royal Air Force (Ret)
Senior Consulting Fellow, European Leadership Network
Non-Executive Director, UK National Center for Atmospheric Science
Former Chief of Staff to NATO Allied Command Transformation

Major General Thomas Starlinger 

Medhi Taje
President, The Association of Monitoring and Strategic and Forecasting Analysis (AVASP), Tunisia

Captain Roger Ullman, US Navy (Ret)
Founder and Director
Hayata Enterprises

Joan VanDervort
Advisor, The Center for Climate and Security
Former Deputy Director for Ranges, Sea and Airspace, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Readiness)

General Charles “Chuck” Wald, US Air Force (Ret)
Advisor, The Center for Climate and Security
Former Deputy Commander, U.S. European Command


Brigadier General Omar Ali Al Basheer (Ret)
Former Director of the Research Directory Headquarters, Jordan Armed Forces

H.E. Mr. François Bausch
Minister of Defence and Deputy Prime Minister
Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

Dr Melha Rout Biel
Board Member
Center for Strategic and Policy Studies, South Sudan

Air Vice Marshall John Blackburn, Royal Australian Air Force (Ret)
Chairman, The Institute of Integrated Economic Research-Australia

Hon. Sharon Burke
Former US Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy

Captain Grégoire Chambaz (Reserve)
Assistant Editor, Swiss Military Review

Brigadier General Stephen Cheney, US Marine Corps (Ret)
Former Commanding General, Parris Island Marine Corps Recruit Depot

Vice Admiral Patrick Chevallereau, French Navy (Ret)
Former Deputy Secretary General for the Sea (Paris)  –  Distinguished Fellow, Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies

Dr. Alistair D.B. Cook
Coordinator of Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Programme
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
Nanyang Technological University

Colette Defoe
Impact & Partnership Development Manager – Defence, Security & Conflict, University of Exeter, UK

Babacar Socrate Diallo
Deputy Director, the Center for Strategic and Diplomatic Studies, Senegal

Dr. Shira Efron
Senior Researcher, Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), Israel; Special Advisor on Israel, RAND Corporation; Adjunct Scholar, Modern War Institute, West Point

Captain Demetrios Efstathiou, Hellenic Navy
Counsellor, Military Adviser
Permanent Mission of Greece to the United Nations

Stephanie Epner
Director, Climate in Foreign Policy Project
UN Foundation

Lieutenant General Onno Eichelsheim
Vice Chief of Defence
Netherlands Armed Forces

Rear Admiral Len Hering, US Navy (Ret)
Advisor, The Center for Climate and Security
Former Commander, Navy Region Southwest

Christophe Hodder
Climate Security Advisor to the UN in Somalia

Andrew Holland
Chief Operating Officer, The American Security Project

Narciso Fastudo Junior
Deputy Executive Director, Interregional Coordination Centre, Angola

Anja Kaspersen
Former Director of the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs and Deputy Secretary General of the Conference on Disarmament

Sarah Kiparski
Political Symposium/ Legal Symposium
European Forum Alpbach

Dr. Martin Krummenacher
Representative for Climate Change, Energy and Security
Swiss Armed Forces

Major General Oliver Kohl
Commandant, Bundeswehr Command and Staff College, German Armed Forces

Daniela Kristo Nesho
Senior Military Adviser/ Minister Counselor, Permanent Mission of Albania to the UN

General Ron Keys, US Air Force (Ret)
Advisor, The Center for Climate and Security
Former Commander, US Air Combat Command

Vice Admiral Paul Maddison (Ret)
Former Commander, Royal Canadian Navy
Former High Commissioner of Canada to Australia
Director of the Defence Research Institute
University of New South Wales
Canberra, Australia

Rear Admiral Neil Morisetti, CB, Royal Navy (Ret)
Former Special Representative for Climate Change, United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Jane Neilson
Senior Analyst, Climate Change and Security, Policy Branch
New Zealand Ministry of Defence

Keishi ONO
Director of Research, Defense/ Military Economics
National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS)
Ministry of Defense, Japan

Richard Reeve
Chief Executive, Oxford Research Group

Lauren Herzer Risi
Project Director, Environmental Change and Security Program
The Wilson Center

Brigadier General Mohamed Znagui Sid’Ahmed Ely, Mauritanian Armed Forces
Defense & Security Expert, G5 Sahel Permanent Secretariat

Dr. Michael Thomas
Officer, Australian Army (Ret)
Senior Fellow, the Center for Climate and Security

MG Daniel Tjen (Ret.)
Chief of Social Section, Indonesia Army Retirees Association (PPAD Persatuan Purnawirawan AD)

Segakweng Tsiane
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Justice and Security, the Republic of Botswana

Eva Widhalm
Policy Officer, BMLV, Austrian Federal Ministry of Defence

Dr. Katarzyna Zysk
Deputy Director / Head of Centre for Security Policy
Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies (IFS), Norwegian Defence University College



IMCCS Observers: The IMCCS also welcomes Observers who wish to observe the activities of the IMCCS, and consider joining as Participants. 

Major Ronald van der Bij
F35 International Depot Capability Planner
Royal Netherlands Air Force


Joining: Joining the IMCCS is by invitation only. However, if you wish to inquire about the possibility of joining, please send an email to info at imccs dot org.