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General (Ret) Tom Middendorp discusses the “World Climate and Security Report 2020,” authored by the Expert Group of the International Military Council on Climate and Security, at the main stage of the Munich Security Conference, February 15, 2020
General (Ret) Tom Middendorp announces the “World Climate and Security Report 2020,” authored by the Expert Group of the International Military Council on Climate and Security, at the opening “Hashtag Event” of the Munich Security Conference, February 13, 2020
Nieuwsuur Interview with General (Ret) Tom Middendorp, Chair of the IMCCS, about the World Climate and Security Report 2020, February 14, 2020
Press Briefing on the World Climate and Security Report 2020 with Luxembourg Defence Minister François Bausch; General (Ret) Tom Middendorp, Chair, IMCCS; Captain (Ret) Steve Brock, Chief of Staff, IMCCS; Kate Guy, Senior Research Fellow, the Center for Climate and Security; and Rol Reiland, Directeur adjoint, Luxembourg Ministère des Affaires étrangères et européennes, February 14, 2020
IMCCS Announcement, The Hague, the Netherlands, February 19, 2019
The Climate and Security Podcast, Episode 12: A Conversation with General Tom Middendorp, Chair of the IMCCS, April 15, 2019
The Climate and Security Podcast, Episode 6: A Conversation with the Hon. Sherri Goodman, Secretary General of the IMCCS, January 15, 2019
TRT World Interview with Francesco Femia, Manager and Senior Advisor to the IMCCS (begins at 17:45), July 17, 2019

The Climate and Security Podcast, Episode 14: A Conversation with Dr. Nicolas Regaud, Participant, IMCCS, May 15, 2019

The Climate and Security Podcast, Episode 13: A Conversation with Louise Van Schaik, Senior Member of the IMCCS Executive Committee, May 1, 2019
The Climate and Security Podcast, Episode 5: A Conversation with Francesco Femia and Caitlin Werrell, Senior Advisors to the IMCCS, January 1, 2019
The Climate and Security Podcast, Episode 7: A Conversation with Joan VanDervort, Participant in the IMCCS, February 1, 2019
The Climate and Security Podcast, Episode 1: A Conversation with the Hon. John Conger, Participant in the IMCCS, November 1, 2018

Notable coverage

Yale Climate Connections
Samantha Harrington, “Revitalized U.S. urgency on climate change and national security,” May 7, 2021

Newsweek
Meghan Roos, “U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin Calls Climate Change ‘An Existential Threat’,” May 7, 2021

The Harvard Gazette
Clea Simon, “Climate change as a national security issue,” April 26, 2021

South China Morning Post
Jacob Fromer, “China’s Belt and Road projects face climate change challenges,” April 24, 2021

The Economist
The West’s armies are getting more serious about climate change,” April 27, 2021

The Cipher Brief
Sarang Shidore, Shiloh Fetzek, and Rachel Fleishman, “The Link Between National Security and Climate Change in Asia,” April 21, 2021

The Washington Post
Interview with Louise van Schaik, “Facing sweltering soldiers and flooded ports, NATO to focus on climate change by Michael Birnbaum and Missy Ryan,” March 23, 2021

Government Matters
Interview with Erin Sikorsky, March 15, 2021

War on the Rocks
Kate Guy and Erin Sikorsky, “A Blueprint for the Department of Defense’s Strategic Assessment of Climate Change,” March 12, 2021

The Times of Israel
Sue Surkes,Is Israel burying its head in sand as climate change makes Mideast a hot mess?” March 11, 2021

AsiaGlobal Online
Rachel Fleishman, Shiloh Fetzek, Andrea Rezzonico, Sarang Shidore, “Climate Security: A Growing Military Concern That Policymakers Should Heed,” February 25, 2021

The Cipher Brief
Kristin Wood and Erin Sikorsky, “Why The Intelligence Community Needs a Climate Change Task Force,” February 24, 2021

BBC World News
BBC World News Interview with Erin Sikorsky on Climate Security 23 Feb 2021,” February 23, 2021

Thomson Reuters Foundation News
Laurie Goering, “Climate change: 5 places where global warming is a security risk,” February 23, 2021

BBC World News
Interview with Erin Sikorsky, Deputy Director, The Center for Climate and Security,” February 19, 2021

The Jerusalem Post
Omri Nahmias, “Climate change is near the top of President Joe Biden’s priorities,” February 11, 2021

War On The Rocks
Erin Sikorsky, “Analyzing the Climate Security Threat: Key Actions for the U.S. Intelligence Community,” January 22, 2021

Wiki.ezvid.com
5 Dedicated Groups Concerned About The Environment,” January 21, 2021

The National Interest
Sherri Goodman and Kate Guy, “Climatizing Security: Protecting Americans in the Age of Climate Change,” January 15, 2021

The Hill
Rebecca Beitsch, “Kerry raises hopes for focus on climate security at NSC,” January 5, 2021

Things That Go Boom
Francesco Femia in “Duluth, Not as Cold as You Think!,” [interview begins at 13:07], January 4, 2020

Colorado Times Recorder
Sean Price, “CO Veterans & Politicians: Climate Change Is a Threat to National Security,” December 10, 2020

Diario de Latinos
Brasil reporta cantidad récord de deforestación,” December 1, 2020

Reuters
Fabio Teixeira, “Brazil to face major security threats as climate impacts surge, military experts warn,” November 30, 2020

E&E News
Scott Waldman, “Biden considering a climate hawk to lead Pentagon,” November 23, 2020

NATO Association of Canada
Media Advisory on Oct. 21st at noon: Impacts of Climate Change on Human Security: What Can Be Done?” October 21, 2020

De Gelderlander
Bob van Huet, “Wereldwijde waterschaarste: hoe voorkomen we oorlogen en massamigratie?” September 1, 2020

De Limburger
Bob van Huet, “Water als bron van conflicten: ‘Schaarste heeft gevolgen voor miljarden mensen’” September 1, 2020

Climate Diplomacy
Bastien Alex, “New report assesses critical global security risks of a changing climate,” February 24, 2020

Ooska News
Water Insecurity As A Driver Of Global Instability,” February 19, 2020

Tageblatt
Von Eric Hamus, “Interview / General Tom Middendorp warnt in Luxemburg vor dem Klimawandel als Sicherheitsrisiko,” February 17, 2020

Lëtzebuerger Journal
Claude Karger, “Alarmglocken,” February 17, 2020

RTL Today
Pit Everling, “Climate change has impacted defence and security sectors,” February 15, 2020

BBC World News
Interview with General (Ret) Tom Middendorp, Chair of the IMCCS, “World Climate and Security Report 2020,” February 14, 2020

BBC News
Interview with the Honorable Sherri Goodman, Secretary General of the IMCCS, “Climate risks to global security – report says global security needs ‘climate-proofing,'” February 14, 2020

Ministère des Affaires étrangères et européennes
Communiqué, “Le général Tom Middendorp présente le “World Climate and Security Report” en avant-première au Luxembourg,” February 14, 2020

Nieuwsuur
Interview with General (Ret) Tom Middendorp, IMCCS Chair, “Middendorp waarschuwt voor veiligheidsrisico’s klimaatverandering,” February 14, 2020

The Annapurna Express
Kamal Dev Bhattarai, “Climate change as national security threat,” February 14, 2020

Luxemburger Wort
Marc Hoscheid, “Militär: Der Kampf gegen den Klimawandel,” February 14, 2020

RTL Today
Pit Everling, “Klimawandel huet Impakt op Verdeedegungs- a Sécherheets-Secteur,” February 14, 2020

Lëtzebuerger Journal
Größte Herausforderung dieses Jahrhunderts,” February 14, 2020

Zeitung Vum Lëtzebuerger Vollek
Klima der Unsicherheit,” February 14, 2020

Bol Network
Syed Umarullah Hussaini, “Climate change could be disastrous in 20 years with risks to global security, report,” February 14, 2020

Chamber of Deputies of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
Press Briefing by General (Ret) Tom Middendorp, IMCCS Chair, “World Climate and Security Report 2020,” February 14, 2020

Sky News
Alistair Bunkall, “Climate change will be ‘catastrophic’ in 20 years with risks to global security – report,” February 13, 2020

IPI Global Observatory
Caitlin Werrell and Francesco Femia, “The Responsibility to Prepare for Climate Change,” September 16, 2019

IPI Global Observatory
General (ret) Tom Middendorp and Reinier Bergema, “Where Marco Meets Micro: How Climate Change Fuels Violent Extremism,” September 11, 2019

TRT World
TRT World Now, “Hurricane Dorian: Interview with Sherri Goodman,” September 8, 2019

Politico
General (ret) Tom Middendorp, “Don’t leave climate to the environment ministers,” July 29, 2019

TRT World
Interview with Francesco Femia, Manager and Senior Advisor to the IMCCS (begins at 17:45), Climate Conflict? | Bigger Than Five, July 17, 2019

PassBlue
Adriana Erthal Abdenur, “Climate Change and Risk of Conflict: The Links Grow Clearer,” May 7, 2019

NBC
Linda Givetash, “Militaries go green, rethink operations in face of climate change,” April 27, 2019

Novethic
Concepcion Alvarez, “Mission “Changement Climatique” Pour Le Secteur De La Défense,” March 1, 2019

The Independent
Borzou Daragahi, “From the US to the Netherlands, military leaders are speaking up on climate change,” February 20, 2019

E&E News
Courtney Columbus, “International military council created to tackle climate,” February 20, 2019

Reuters 
Laurie Goering, “Climate change an ‘imminent’ security threat, risk experts say,” February 19, 2019