The CNA Military Advisory Board released an updated report titled "National Security and the Accelerating Risks of Climate Change."
- To lower our national security risks, the United States should take a global leadership role in preparing for the projected impacts of climate change.
- Supported by National Intelligence Estimates, the U.S. military’s Combatant Commanders (CCMDs) should factor in the impacts of projected climate change across their full spectrum of planning and operations.
- The United States should accelerate and consoli- date its efforts to prepare for increased access and military operations in the Arctic
- Climate adaptation planning should consider the water-food-energy nexus to ensure comprehen- sive decision making.
- The projected impacts of climate change should be integrated fully into the National Infrastruc- ture Protection Plan and the Strategic National Risk Assessment.
- In addition to DOD’s conducting comprehensive assessments of the impacts of climate change on mission and operational resilience, the Depart- ment should develop, fund, and implement plans to adapt, including developing metrics for measuring climate impacts and resilience. The Department should place a greater emphasis on the projected impacts of climate change on both DOD facilities and associated community infra- structures.