The Jackson Hole Global Forum 2020

Climate Change and National Security

April 9-10, Jackson Hole

ABOUT, WHY ATTEND?

The Jackson Hole Global Forum: Climate and National Security will bring U.S. and global military leaders, security professionals, business executives, and policy leaders to advance policy and business steps that respond to the security implications of a changing climate. 

 

Consistent with  the advice of recent Defense Secretary James Mattis, who argued for a “whole-of-government response” to climate change, the Forum will assess climate change risks to national and global security; identify ways to prepare for climate change risks to national and global security; and examine steps to support partner nation resilience to climate change risks. 

 

Through sessions that examine climate and security through global, national, and local lens, the Forum will strengthen public awareness and political support to respond.   Specifically, the key insights and recommendations resulting from the Forum and related dialogues will contribute to the climate change and national security policymaking at the national level with the U.S. Senate. 

 

Anticipated policy recommendations will be how national, state, and local level leaders can mitigate the risks of climate change to critical infrastructure and military installations and surrounding communities, and what this means for military readiness, national security, and global engagement.

 
 
 
 
 

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense, Gen. James Mattis (Ret.)
(invited)

  • 26th U.S Secretary of Defense

  • Retired USMC General

  • Served in Persian Gulf War, War in Afghanistan, Iraq War

Jimmy Chin
(proposed)

  • Mountaineer

  • Photographer

  • Academy Award Winning Filmmaker

  • Instagram - Black Circle
April 9, DAY 1: RISKS
Managing & preparing for the unavoidable

Jackson Hole Global Forum Welcome

  • Jackson Hole Center for Global Affairs

  • Center for Climate and Security

9 - 9:15 am

Keynote

  • Former U.S. Secretary of Defense, Gen. Jim Mattis (Ret.) (invited)

9:15 - 9:45 am

State: Risks and Future Scenarios in Wyoming

  • Maj. Gen. Gregory Porter (WY Adjutant General) (proposed)

  • Lt. Gen. Arlen Jameson, USAF (Ret.) (proposed)

  • Rear Admiral David Titley, USN (Ret.) (proposed)

  • Mark Newcomb, Teton County Commissioner 

9:45 - 10:45 am

National: Military and Critical Infrastructure Vulnerability in the U.S.

  • Hon. John Conger, CEO, Center for Climate and Security

  • Gen. Charles C. Krulak, USMC (Ret.) (invited)

  • Rear Admiral Ann Phillips, USN (Ret) (proposed)

  • Alice Hill, Fmr. Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Resilience Policy on the National Security Council (proposed)

11 - 12 pm 

Lunch Address

  • TBD

12 - 1 pm 

Regional: The U.S. is a Pacific, Atlantic, and Arctic Nation

  • (U.S.) Admiral Sam J. Locklear, USN (Ret.) (proposed)

  • (U.S.) Lt. Gen. John Castellaw, USMC (Ret.) (proposed)

  • (Norway) Katarzyna Zysk, Deputy Director, Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies (proposed)

  • Hon. Sherri Goodman, Fmr. Deputy Undersecretary of Defense 

1 - 2 pm 

International: UN, NATO, COCOMS

  • (NATO) Hon. Rose Gottemoeller, Fmr. Deputy Secretary-General (proposed)

  • (NATO) Benedetta Berti-Alberti, Head, Policy Planning, Office of the Secretary-General (proposed)

  • (U.S.) Admiral James Stavridis, USN (Ret.) (proposed)

  • William J. Parker, CEO, EastWest Institute (proposed)

2:15 - 3:15 pm 

Cascading Disasters and the Globalization of Hazards from Local to Global

  • Hon. Richard Holwill, Fmr. U.S. Ambassador to Ecuador 

  • Rear Admiral Len Hering Sr., USN (Ret) (proposed)

  • US Coast Guard Pacific Area Commander VADM Linda Fagan (proposed)

  • Lukas Haynes, Executive Director, DR Fund (proposed)

3:15 - 4:15pm 

Cocktail Reception

4:30 - 6 pm 

Private Dinner Gatherings

6:30 - 8 pm 

april 10, dAY 2: Opportunities
A Climate Security Plan for America

Keynote

  • Jimmy Chin, Mountaineer and Academy Award Winner (proposed)

9 - 9:30 am

State: Preparedness for Wyoming

  • Fmr. Wyoming Gov. Jim Geringer (proposed)

  • Mayor Pete Muldoon, Mayor of Jackson  (proposed

9:30 - 10:30 am

National: Climate Security Plan for America

  • Hon. John Conger, CEO, Center for Climate and Security

  • Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn, USN (Ret.) (proposed)

  • Hon. Sherri Goodman, Fmr. Deputy Undersecretary of Defense

10:45 - 11:45 am 

Lunch Address

  • TBD

11:45 - 12:45 pm 

Regional: Preparedness and Collaboration in the Pacific, Atlantic, Carribean, and Arctic

  • (U.S.) Lt. Commander Oliver-Leighton Barrett, USN (Ret.) (proposed)

  • (France) Dr. Nicolas Regaud, Special Representative to the Indo-Pacific of the Director-General for International Relations and Strategy, French Ministry of Armed Forces (proposed)

  • (Fiji) Col. Sapenafa Motufaga, Military Advisor, Permanent Mission of Fiji to the United Nations (proposed)

  • (New Zealand) Jane Nielsen, Senior Analyst, Climate Change and Security, Policy Branch, New Zealand Ministry of Defence (proposed)

1 2:45 - 1:45 pm 

International: Military Council on Climate and Security

  • (Netherlands) General Tom Middendorp (proposed)

  • (U.S.) Hon. Sherri Goodman, Fmr. Deputy Undersecretary of Defense

  • (Germany) Major General Oliver Kohl, Commandant, Bundeswehr Command and Staff College, German Armed Forces (proposed)

  • (Mauritania) Brigadier General Mohamed Znagui Sid’Ahmed Ely, Mauritanian Armed Forces (proposed)

2 - 3 pm 

Collaboration - from Local to Global

  • David Wendt, President, Jackson Hole Center for Global Affairs

  • Dr. Marcus King, Director of the Master of Arts in International Affairs Program, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University (proposed)

  • Hon. John Conger, CEO, Center for Climate and Security

3:15 - 4:15pm 

Cocktail Reception

4:30 - 6 pm 

Private Dinner Gatherings

6:30 - 8 pm 

 

LEADING 

SPONSORS

Steve Denning

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SPONSORS

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LEADERSHIP CIRCLE MEMBERS

Shelby Davis

Ross and Christine Hartley

Jim Speyer

Jay Varley

John and Ann Willott

The Wort Hotel

Forum Advisors

Hon. John Conger, CEO, Center for Climate and Security

Francesco Femia, Co Founder, Center for Climate and Security

Lukas Haynes, Executive Director, David Rockefeller Fund

Hon. Richard Holwill, Former U.S. Ambassador to Ecuador

Lt. General Arlen Jameson, USAF (Ret.) 

Caitlin Werrell, Co Founder, Center for Climate and Security