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 of select Participants that will publish 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.

Colonel Gaspar Barrabino,
Uruguayan Army (Ret)

Vice Admiral Ben Bekkering, Netherlands Royal Navy
NATO and EU Military Representatives for the Netherlands

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

Hon. John Conger
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)
Former Director, Operational Planning, Policy and Strategy, Headquarters U.S. Air Force

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

Alice Hill
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

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

General Ron Keys, US Air Force (Ret)
Former Commander, US Air Combat Command

Mr. Jiří KUPSA,Czech Republic
Participant in his personal capacity

Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn, US Navy (Ret)
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
Special Representative to the Indo-Asia-Pacific, French Ministry of 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

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

Charles “Chuck” Wald, US Air Force (Ret)
Former Deputy Commander, U.S. European Command

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

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

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

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

Rear Admiral Len Hering, US Navy (Ret)
Former Commander, Navy Region Southwest

Andrew Holland
Chief Operating Officer, The American Security Project

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

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

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

Nick Mabey
Chief Executive Officer

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

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

Elizabeth Sidiropoulos
Chief Executive
South African Institute for International Affairs

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

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

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


IMCCS Observers: The IMCCS also includes Observers who wish to observe the activities of the IMCCS, but are not yet fully affiliated as Participants. Below is the current list of Observers.

Major General Peter Egger, Swiss Army (Ret)
Armed Forces Staff
Swiss Defense Forces


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.