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​​Austin, Texas, 30 October 2018 - A study by Strauss Center scholars provides robust new data on where—and how—fragility and climate risks combine to make populations more vulnerable to humanitarian emergencies and instability across the globe.

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Washingon D.C., 24 April 2018 - GMACCC member and CEO of the American Security Project, Brig. General Stephen Cheney (USMC-Ret.), shared his expertise as a panelist in a recent presentation and discussion session on the “Role of the military in responding to climate threats to stability.” This was part of a special meeting of The Hague Roundtable on Climate & Security that was held on 24 April in Washington D.C.

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The Hague, 13 December 2017 - GMACCC Chairman Major General Muniruzzaman (Ret.) of Bangladesh highlighted security concerns of the possible use of geoengineering as a panel member at the Planetary Security Conference in The Hague on 13 December.

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Brussels, 20 November 2017 - GMACCC member Lieutenant General Tariq Waseem Ghazi (Ret.) of Pakistan delivered strong support of climate change planning in national security policies on 20 November at the Brussels Dialogue on Climate Diplomacy (BDCD) Conference 2017.

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The Hague, 21 September 2017 - The theme of the meeting was the impact of climate, water and migration on regional stability. Participants shared their concerns and ideas on issues including too much water (flooding and sea level rise), too little water (droughts with rising temperatures), and potential mass migration and conflict.

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New York, 10 April 2017 - Major General A N M Muniruzzaman (Ret) of Bangladesh presented a briefing by invitation at a consultative meeting of the UN Security Council at UN Headquarters in New York on 10 April. The focus was on emerging threats to security from climate change, especially risks from sea level rise to global peace and stability. The Security Council meeting was attended by all Security Council members including permanent five (P5) members and invited member states.

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The Hague, 10 February 2017 - Major General Muniruzzaman (Ret.) of Bangladesh on 9-10 February highlighted the risks of a changing climate to global security and offered potential solutions to mitigate impacts that are already taking place. Speaking at the plenary and in a breakout session of the Future Force Conference in The Hague, the Netherlands, General Muniruzzaman emphasised the need to “climatise” military operations and equipment to meet changing mission conditions, while engaging with policy makers to peacefully meet with future mass migration, as vast areas of nation states are being lost to sea-level rise.

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​The Hague, 6 December 2016 The leading lights of the global community working on the risk to security posed by climate change are meeting in The Hague on December 5-6 at the Planetary Security Conference. Lieutenant General Tariq Waseem Ghazi (Ret.) of Pakistan and Major General Muniruzzaman (Ret.) of Bangladesh are representing GMACCC at the event.

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21 November 2016 - GMACCC member Brigadier General Wendell Christopher King (Ret.) of the United States has issued a statement on 21 November following COP 22 in Marrakech that highlights the need for the U.S. Government to heed the research-based advice of experts and take climate change impacts with the role of the military on security and stability very seriously.

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Marrakech, 18 November 2016 - On the final day of COP 22 in Marrakech, GMACCC President, Air Marshal (Ret) A.K. Singh of India, has issued a statement looking forward on the importance of continued global cooperation on climate efforts.

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Washington, D.C., 14 November 2016 - Global military and security experts came together to sign a statement warning of the security implications of climate change impacts and the need for international strategic cooperation. GMACCC members were signatories to the statement that highlights risks such as social upheaval, large-scale disasters, conflict and food security.

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London, 26 October 2016 - The Independent (UK) published an article titled, “Climate change wars are coming and building walls won’t help, top general warns” on 26 October 2016. Major General Muniruzzaman (Ret.) was featured in the interview stating the dangers of the impacts of climate change with potential to “completely destabilise” the world.

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