The Compton Foundation believes that finding new approaches to addressing complex global challenges often involves funding at the nexus between issue areas, an understanding that’s shared by the Center for Climate and Security. The Center recognizes that climate change risks to security are unprecedented in human history and that it’s in the interest of the global community to act to mitigate and adapt to these risks. Climate change is a present threat, stressing vulnerable nations and communities around the world. The Compton Foundation’s 2015 general support grant to the Center supported analysis on their blog and research on a range of issues, including food and water security. It also enabled the Center to lead the influential Climate and Security Working Group, which brings together military leaders, congressional staff, experts in national security and climate change, and other government officials to develop policy, engage the media, and educate the public about the climate change implications for national security.
In 2015 the Compton Foundation made a $50,000 general support grant to the Center for Climate and Security.
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