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Climate Change and Security

The effects of global climate change will challenge international governance systems, force a reimagining of the roles of militaries and defense communities, spark migration and border disputes, disrupt global trade, prompt conflict within and between countries over scarce resources, and threaten social cohesion and economic stability. IGCC’s initiative on the security implications of climate change supports research that can inform international and national strategies and processes as the world prepares for a fundamentally changed landscape. Led by research director Richard Matthew (UC Irvine), IGCC is helping to grow and connect experts from across the University of California and the UC-managed national laboratories. Learn more about our current grantees below.