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Busby Co-Authors a Report on the U.S.’ Role in India’s Energy Policies

June 15, 2021

Joshua Busby, Associate Professor of Public Affairs and Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar, recently co-authored a Brookings Center report titled “The case for US cooperation with India on a just transition away from coal.” In it, Busby and his co-authors highlight the inescapable role India will play in achieving the goals of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, as India has the third largest coal generating capacity. Given India’s “pent-up demand for energy” and current reliance on coal for electricity, they note, it will be difficult for India to move away from coal without a…

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Busby Discusses “Actorless Threats” and the Work Ahead for the Biden Administration

March 19, 2021

Professor Joshua Busby, Associate Professor of Public Affairs at the LBJ School and Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar, recently co-authored a piece for the World Economic Forum titled “The US needs partners to tackle the security risks of climate change.” The article begins by presenting three main arguments: that climate change imposes increasingly hazardous risks to “stability and security”; that the Biden administration has a historic opportunity to raise this issue as President of the UN Security Council; and that the U.S. cannot adequately address the challenges alone. The authors use the…

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CEPSA Brief Released Discussing Climate Change Vulnerability in South and Southeast Asia

April 4, 2019

In a recently released research brief, CEPSA Researcher and Strauss Distinguished Scholar, Dr. Joshua Busby and his team discuss climate change vulnerability in South and Southeast Asia. CEPSA Research Brief No. 12, titled “Climate Security Vulnerability in Asia V2”, presents the updated findings of the Asian Climate Security Vulnerability model version 2 (ACSV V2), an attempt to map sub-national climate security vulnerability in 11 countries in South and Southeast Asia. South Asian countries include Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Southeast Asian countries include Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand,…

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Strauss Center Launches Complex Emergencies Dashboard

May 31, 2018

The Strauss Center’s Complex Emergencies and Political Stability in Asia (CEPSA) program released the new Complex Emergencies Dashboard today. In partnership with Development Gateway, CEPSA developed the online mapping platform to enable policymakers and researchers to visualize CEPSA datasets on climate vulnerability, conflict, national disaster preparation, and international climate and disaster aid, along with related external datasets on other security concerns like food access and forced migration.

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Strauss Center Launches Complex Emergencies Dashboard

May 31, 2018

The Strauss Center’s Complex Emergencies and Political Stability in Asia (CEPSA) program released the new Complex Emergencies Dashboard today. In partnership with Development Gateway, CEPSA developed the online mapping platform to enable policymakers and researchers to visualize CEPSA datasets on climate vulnerability, conflict, national disaster preparation, and international climate and disaster aid, along with related external datasets on other security concerns like food access and forced migration.

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