U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change Dr. Jonathan Pershing will travel November 29-30 to Carlisle, Pennsylvania to participate in the “Climate Impact on National Security” conference.
The conference, convened by the Institute on Science for Global Policy and the U.S. Army War College, focuses on how the missions of the U.S. armed forces are directly affected by the impacts of a changing climate. Special Envoy Pershing will participate in discussions on confronting the challenge that climate change presents to our national security interests.
In September 2016, President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum on Climate Change and National Security, setting forth that climate change is a growing threat and must be considered in the development of national security policy.
Source: U.S. State Department.