CIA Opens Climate Change and National Security Center

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) recently announced the creation of The Center on Climate Change and National Security. This new unit, comprised of specialists from the CIA Directorates of Intelligence and Science and Technology, is aimed at supporting American policymakers on issues related to the national security implications of climate change as they “negotiate, implement, and verify international agreements on environmental issues.” According to the release, the new Center will “[coordinate] with Intelligence Community partners on the review and declassification of imagery and other data that could be of use to scientists in their own climate-related research.”

For media coverage of the new CIA center, see articles here and here.

Interested in learning more about the role of climate change in national security? Check out these On the Homefront entries on the topic from the last six months:
Climate Security Threats Featured in New Report
Strategic Studies Institute Paper on Climate Change and Security
Arctic Climate Change/Security Policy Conference Report
New Report on Climate Change Impacts in the U.S.
New Report Looks at Effects of Climate Change on Middle East Stability
CBO Report on Climate Change Impacts in the U.S.
Hellenic Foundation Report on Climate Change and Human Security

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