Deloitte Great Debates

The Great Debates: The Intersection of Climate Change & National Security

The Biden Administration has designated climate change as a top priority alongside long-standing national security challenges such as counterterrorism and border security. Agencies must reframe how they incorporate climate factors into their strategy and planning and prepare for an uncertain future. What are the most critical intersections of climate and national security? What’s different about the challenges we face today versus 5 or 10 years ago? What innovative tools and techniques can the government employ to mitigate these challenges? How does this impact defense and other budgets?