Presented by USGLC

Climate Change: A Matter of National Security

Mar 13, 2023

11:30am – 12:30pm CT

Recording: Climate Change: A Matter of National Security, Mar 13, 2023

Over the past decades, discussion of climate change has centered on the scientific impacts on our planet and has largely assumed political consensus to take action. This panel would seek to provide a framework to reenergize political determination on this issue by defining climate change and its impacts on the life-sustaining needs of all humanity—food water and energy—as a vital national security issue. Climate’s direct impact on resource scarcity triggers dire humanitarian crises, political instability, and increased levels of violence and conflict across the world. To meet this challenge, USGLC will utilize its diverse membership, to reshape the debate on climate change and address the mutually reinforcing relationship between resource insecurity and conflict and crisis.

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Tjada McKenna

Mercy Corps

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Doug Pitt

Worldserve International, Pitt Development Group Llc

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Liz Schrayer

U.S. Global Leadership Coalition

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William "Kip" Ward

USGLC National Security Advisory Council

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