Janes Analysis: Climate change, the military and COP26

The intersection between National and Climate Security is getting closer than ever before. As the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26, opens in Glasgow, Janes has pulled together the latest open-source intelligence on the ongoing threats to national security that climate issues pose...

Tracking climate change through open-source data

Large wildfires have spread throughout the world in mid-2021, in part attributed to climate change and the direct and long-term risk that it poses to lives, livelihoods, and ecosystems. Tens of thousands of people have had to flee their homes and firefighters have struggled to contain outbreaks in Algeria, Canada, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Mozambique, Russia (Siberia), Turkey, and the United States. Learn more 

Indian military begins adapting to climate-change challenges

Militaries globally have integrated climate-change issues into their planning to varying degrees, and further steps will be required as extreme weather events intensify in number and impact. Janes examine the example of India as a developing country that is taking on board the need for pre-emptive action. Learn more

Listen: OSINT and Climate security
In this episode of the Janes Podcast we speak to Erin Sikorsky, Deputy Director of the Center for Climate and Security (CCS), about using Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) for 'decision advantage' when it comes to the climate crisis and impact for national security. Listen here

Saudi Arabia considers national security implications of peak oil

With energy transition programmes accelerating amid global concerns about climate change, petrostates such as Saudi Arabia are facing up to a seismic shift in their socioeconomic models. Janes assesses the impact of ‘peak oil demand’ on Saudi Arabia’s domestic and international security. Learn more

China’s geoengineering projects raise climatic concerns

China is one among many countries attempting to address its water security issues through weather modification and large-scale water diversion. Janes analyses the steps that China is taking as it moves to implement a ‘weather modification system’ by 2025. Learn more

Online tools reveal wealth of climate change data

The impacts of climate change are increasingly felt globally and the data available to researchers is expanding. Janes explores the available open-source tools and their use in research projects. Learn more

Climate change drives security risks around US border

Storms affecting Central American countries are increasing in intensity as a consequence of climate change, increasing displacement and migration north towards the United States. Janes examines the security effects on the US : Learn more

Antarctic infrastructure upgrades enable climate change surveillance

Australia is aiming to construct the first permanent paved runway in Antarctica. This piece examines the implications of the proposal for the Antarctic Treaty System. Learn more

US president tasks national security teams to focus on climate change

An executive order signed by US President Joe Biden on 27 January pledged to tackle climate change and framed the issue as a priority for US national security. The executive order included national security-related tasks for the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and the Director of National Intelligence (DNI). Learn more

Climate change reshapes security dynamics of Indian Ocean Region

The Indian Ocean Region is a geopolitical and geoeconomic hotspot, but climate change also has a significant effect there. Janes analyses the ways in which climate change will reshape the security dynamics of the region. Learn more

Climate change and sustainability: what it means for the UK Royal Navy

With growing recognition that climate change will alter the global security and operating environment, pressure is mounting on armed forces to play their part in mitigating its effects. This piece discusses how the Royal Navy is positioning itself to address this challenge Learn more

Vanishing act: policing new Arctic routes as ice cover retreats

As ice diminishes in the Arctic region, what does that mean for maritime security? This report explores how increased access to the Arctic may forecast a future imbalance of sea power. Learn more

WATCH: Great Power Competition in The Arctic

As the polar ice mass above the Arctic Circle rapidly retracts due to global warming, diminishing ice is leading to increased maritime access to Arctic sea routes for both military and commercial vessels. Russia and China have declared the Arctic region a national priority and made corresponding investments in capability and capacity to expand their influence in the region. Click here to watch an intel briefing exploring the relationship between Arctic security, state policies, access to Arctic natural resources and more.

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