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Lima, 12 December 2014 - GMACCC members issued statements in response to US Secretary of State John Kerry’s comments on the dangers of climate change and security in a speech at the UN COP 20 Climate talks in Lima

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The Hague, 5 June 2014 - Blurb: A briefing published today summarises security-related findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for the leaders of defence communities and associated policy makers. The briefing makes clear that the impacts of climate change will affect all parts of the world, and outlines potential flashpoints of conflict and threats that could require large-scale military response.

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Hollywood, California, 30 April 2014 - GMACCC member Brigadier General Wendell Christopher King (Ret.) took part a panel discussion at the screening of the documentary film “Extreme Realities” a new instalment of the acclaimed PBS series “Journey to Planet Earth”.

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Fort Leavenworth, 23 January 2014 - An article by GMACCC member Brigadier General Wendell Christopher King (Ret.) entitled “Understanding Environmental Security and Climate Change” was published in the InterAgency Essay (IAE) series published by the Command and General Staff College Foundation Press for the Simons Center for Interagency Cooperation on 23 January 2014.

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Brussels, 24 September 2013 - A panel of high-ranking military officers from various countries came together on 22 – 24 September in Brussels to discuss the extent and urgency of climate change effects on peace and political stability around the world. The Global Military Advisory Council on Climate Change (GMACCC) comprises mostly general-level officers, both retired and active, who are strategising against climate-related threats such as conflict over natural resources, mass-migrations, extreme weather events and power struggles amidst food shortages.

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Washington, D.C., 21 March 2013 - The American Security Project (ASP) has released the preliminary results of a new resource on climate change and national security: The Global Security and Defense Index on Climate Change.

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WASHINGTON, DC, 29 October 2009 – A group of serving and retired military officers from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the US released a statement today calling on all governments to “work for an ambitious and equitable international agreement” at the global climate talks in Copenhagen in December.

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Brussels, 12 October 2009 - The Military Advisory Council of the Climate Change and the Military project, having met in Brussels and Bonn from 7th to 12th October 2009 to assess developments and challenges related to climate change and security, offer their first statement to the Parties and Governments of the UNFCCC.

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