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Moran Joins the Global Military Advisory Council on Climate Change

Jun 1, 2021 |

Ashley McIlvain Moran, director of the State Fragility Initiative at the Strauss Center, was recently appointed to the Global Military Advisory Council on Climate Change (GMACCC). The GMACCC is an international body of serving and retired military officials and national security professionals committed to highlighting the potential security implications of climate change and advocating action to minimize these risks. It aims to ensure that analyses and responses to climate change threats are as comprehensive as they are for other national security threats. Moran was appointed as one of twenty-five individual members of the council after having worked with the GMACCC in various roles over the past several years. Moran’s work with the GMACCC will include a particular focus in the organization’s research pillar. This effort seeks to leverage existing and carry out new research that advances cooperation for peace and security in climate-stressed regions. As such, Moran will help to produce policy options and recommendations that governments and militaries can use to address climate security risks in ways that promote peace. Read more about the GMACCC here.