Climate Change and Global Security

Climate change is not only an environmental issue, it is a global security issue, Stephen Heintz said in remarks at the Off-the-Record Lecture Series in New York City on February 12, 2014. In his speech, Mr. Heintz addressed the global security implications of climate change, describing how its consequences become a threat multiplier across the world. However, he remains hopeful thanks to the rapid growth in clean energy and energy efficiency, aggressive emissions-reduction policies from the world's biggest polluters, and growing momentum toward a global agreement to significantly reduce carbon emissions.

Read the full text of Stephen Heintz's remarks, "Climate Change and Global Security" [PDF]