The Expert Group of the International Military Council on Climate and Security (IMCCS) released its inaugural “World Climate and Security Report 2020” at the Munich Security Conference (MSC), the annual and influential gathering of senior international security and military leaders.
The report is written from the vantage point of international military and security experts, providing a global overview of the security risks of a changing climate, and opportunities for addressing them. It recommends “climate-proofing” international security – including infrastructure, institutions and policies, as well as major emissions reductions to avoid significant-to-catastrophic security threats. It is the first report of its kind.
While there has been progress over the past decades, with militaries and security institutions increasingly analysing and incorporating climate change risks into their assessments, plans and policies, the report shows that the risks are increasingly urgent, and more must be done.
[This description was taken from the report’s homepage.]