Road to Paris Climate Series:
Climate Change, Economic Resilience, and US National Security

A discussion with:
Judge Alice Hill
Senior Director for Resilience Policy
National Security Council

The Hon. Sherri Goodman
President and CEO
Consortium for Ocean Leadership

Alex Kaplan
Vice President of Global Partnerships
Swiss Re

Moderated by:
Valerie Volcovici
Climate and Energy Reporter

Welcome remarks by:
The Hon. Richard Morningstar
Founding Director, Global Energy Center
Atlantic Council

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Please join the Global Energy Center and Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security Thursday, November 5 from Noon to 1:30 p.m. for a discussion on the immediate impacts of climate change on US economic and national security. As the COP21 talks in Paris approach, the attention of the international community is fixated more than ever on climate. Still, much of today’s climate discourse focuses on the long-term impacts rather than the immediate ramifications of climate change. This panel of climate experts seeks to highlight the urgency of these issues from the perspective of both the public and the private sector. Joining us for this session are Judge Alice Hill, Senior Director for Resilience Policy at the National Security Council, The Hon. Sherri Goodman, President and CEO of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, and Alex Kaplan, Vice President of Global Partnerships at Swiss Re. Our panelists will address the following questions and more: 


  • In what ways are the impacts of climate change being felt today? What further impacts are projected to occur in the next 10 to 20 years?
  • What risks do climate change impacts pose to international security?
  • How can the United States work with international partners to enhance climate resilience?
  • What are the projected economic ramifications of climate change on countries, communities, and companies?

Valerie Volcovici, a climate and energy reporter at Reuters, will moderate the discussion and The Hon. Richard Morningstar, Founding Director of the Global Energy Center, will provide welcome remarks. We hope that you will be able to join us for a timely discussion on this pressing issue. 

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Thursday, November 5, 2015
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

1030 15th Street NW 12th Floor (West Tower Elevator)