6 September 2023 - The GMACCC Executive Committee is pleased to announce that Colonel Raul Kleber de Souza Boeno (Ret.) of Brazil became the newest member of the Council today. Colonel Boeno is former Head of the Civil Affairs Section (E9) of the 5th Army Division, where he followed the Humanitarian Aid Force Project.He holds a PhD in Climate Change and Sustainable Development (University of Lisbon), Political and Social Management of Risks and Emergency Situations (ENPC/Spain) and Strategic Intelligence (ESG/Argentina). He is also a graduate of the Military Academy of the Brazilian Army, MSc in Communications (UFPR)) and master’s’ degree in Military Operations (EsAO).
He was a content writer for the Regulatory Instructions for Environmental Education within the scope of the Department of Education and Culture of the Army in which he introduced the debate on the climate issue in Brazilian Army schools.
His current project focuses on the construction of climate deterrence, in which he examines the extent of and implications of the militarization of disasters and the securitization of climate change.
He also a member of the Expert Group in Project CASA: Climate and Security Action through Civil-Military Cooperation in Climate-Related Emergencies which is co-organised by GMACCC and four other organisations and which aims to address the need for better understanding of the nature, extent and effectiveness of civil-military cooperation in climate-related emergencies.