In this edition of Wilson Center NOW, we speak with Sherri Goodman who discusses where the United States stands in combating global climate change. Have we reached a tipping point for a renewed focus from federal, state and local governments, the military, and private sector? She also highlights the role that the new Center for Climate and Security-led International Military Council on Climate and Security (IMCCS) will play in the effort.

IMCCS website: https://climateandsecurity.org/imccs/

Guest

Sherri Goodman, Senior Fellow at the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program, Women’s Leadership Initiative, and Polar Institute, is credited with educating a generation of U.S. military and government officials about the nexus between climate change and national security, using her famous coinage, “threat multiplier,” to fundamentally reshape the national discourse on the topic. A former first Deputy Undersecretary of Defense (Environmental Security) and staff member on the Senate Armed Services Committee, Goodman has founded, led, or advised nearly a dozen research organizations on environmental and energy matters, national security and public policy.

Moderator

John Milewski is the executive producer and managing editor of Wilson Center NOW and also serves as director of Wilson Center ON DEMAND digital programming.