Global Military Advisory Council on Climate Change (GMACCC)


Created in 2009 as a response to threats posed by climate change towards global security and peace GMACCC was created based on the initiative of the Institute for Environmental Security (IES). GMACCC is a global network of serving and retired military officers, and associated institutions, committed to highlighting the potential security implications of a changing climate and advocating action, including by the military, to minimize the risks. By calling upon the military to reduce their energy use GMACCC aims at achieving a reduction in their contribution to climate change.

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Climate Action 

GMACCC organizes events concerned with climate change and international security as well as publishes policy briefs to highlight the need for research or immediate action.

Featured Events

December 2019 - Climate and Security - emerging trends and adaptive strategies 

It focused on current challenges and opportunities to address the climate-security nexus, local and regional approaches to tackle climate-security issues, and analyze climate conflict resolution approaches. 

October 2019 - The Climate-Security Nexus: Implications For The Military

The event was concerned with the multi-stakeholder and multi-level approach to raise awareness of the climate-security nexus and highlight the role of the defense community in assessing the risks to stability and peace, the role of civil-military cooperation in climate change mitigation and adaptation, and the role of state and non-state actors in addressing the implications of climate change for military personnel. 

October 2019 - The Security Implication of Emerging Climate Altering Technologies

The aim was to gather stakeholders from different backgrounds to achieve open exchange of ideas, raise awareness, and to contribute to policy developments concerning governing geoengineering from both a security and climate perspective. 

Featured Publications

Reinforcing Environmental Dimensions of European Foreign and Security Policy, 2018

Paper on the environmental dimension of European security policy and security-related foreign policy, which further regards the integration of environmental concerns into the Sustainability Agenda 2030 - in collaboration with the BDCD