The United States must protect its interests and lead the world in confronting the national security threats of the climate crisis by advancing climate resilience and preparedness for a strong national defense and preparing for the security impacts of climate change. This requires increased investment in military installations and readiness that anticipates these changing threats and strengthening of coordination across our military, intelligence, diplomatic, and development capabilities.
Ensure that DOD facilities, installations, and personnel are prepared for the impacts of climate change by updating the Department’s Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap and providing adequate resources and funding to adapt current and future operations to address the impacts of climate change.
Strengthen climate preparedness for DOD procurement, logistics, and supply chains and ensure that contractors evaluate climate risks.
Deepen collaboration among domestic military installations and communities by ensuring that installations coordinate resilience and adaptation planning and projects with states, tribes, territories, and local governments.
Address the domestic security threats of the climate crisis by directing the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA to report on these threats to critical infrastructure, public health, water and food security, and climate-driven migration.
Prepare for the security impacts of climate change by incorporating climate projections into national security policy, planning, and analyses, including scenario-based stress testing of countries, regions, and critical systems.