Reproduced by permission of The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (May 2004).
This memo explores the security implications of climate change. Presented below is a summary
of the adverse impacts of climate change, an analysis of their security implications, and policy
recommendations for strengthening the United Nations’ capacity to respond to climate-related
On November 11, Todd Stern discussed prospects for international diplomatic efforts on climate change amid the political isolationism of the COVID-19 era at the Financial Times’s Global Boardroom conference.