Jack Stuart

Research Associate

Environmental Security

Jack W. Stuart is a Research Associate with the Environmental Security Program at the Stimson Center. His research focuses on systemic environmental risks, the conflict-climate nexus, and the impact of climate change on coastal cities. Prior to joining Stimson, Stuart worked as a Research Assistant at the United States Institute of Peace, conducting research on governance, justice, and security, with a focus on preventing election violence. His past research projects include exploring the link between environmental degradation and violent extremism in the Lake Chad Basin and Somalia, the impact of securitization on transboundary water management organizations in Africa, and election violence dynamics in Ukraine. He holds an MA in Security Policy Studies from the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University and a BS in Economics and International Relations from the University of Exeter (U.K.).


Researching and designing solutions to combat the illegal trafficking, and the unsustainable trade of wildlife and natural resources

Protecting ocean assets and promoting transparency across the global fishing industry to safeguard the economic, health and food security of the billions of people who depend on our oceans.

Working with decision makers to develop tools which address climate security risks by driving investment to where it is needed most

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CORVI Workshop Kicks off Year of Climate Action

Stimson and the Sasakawa Peace Foundation hold workshop to expand the Climate and Ocean Risk Vulnerability Index (CORVI)

Nature-Based Solutions Can Make Up For Lost Time On Climate Change

This article was originally published in Our Daily Planet.

The Climate and Ocean Risk Vulnerability Index

This article was originally published in New Security Beat.

Looking for leadership to address climate risk

An interview with Jack Stuart

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Joining the End Wildlife Crime Initiative

Wildlife crime is devastating biodiversity and driving species to extinction. Often run by transnational crime syndicates, this activity, includes the taking, trading, obtaining, and consumption of wildlife in contravention of national or international…

As climate displacement accelerates, is the US next?

This article was originally published in The Hill.

CORVI: Understanding and Measuring Climate Risk  

A guide to the Climate and Ocean Risk Vulnerability Index

The Climate and Ocean Risk Vulnerability Index

CORVI is an analytical tool designed to help governments, businesses, and financial institutions, assess climate risks in coastal cities and pinpoint areas of action to adapt to current and future risks.

CORVI 101: What is the Climate and Ocean Risk Vulnerability Index?

Essential information about the Climate and Ocean Risk Vulnerability Index

Issue Brief
CORVI Risk Profile: Kingston, Jamaica

A comprehensive city-based assessment of the threat posed by climate change to Kingston

Issue Brief
CORVI Risk Profile: Castries, Saint Lucia

Executive Summary Built on reclaimed land and located on the west coast, Castries is the capital of Saint Lucia and its largest city. While the city population has remained relatively consistent, the urban area around Castries has expanded, extending f…

How Coronavirus will impact Climate Readiness and Resilience

While, COVID-19 will increase the vulnerability of those at the forefront of the climate emergency, it also presents an opportunity to build resilience where it matters most

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Stimson Center holds workshop to expand CORVI Project to Asia Pacific

The Environmental Security Program and Sasakawa Peace Foundation led a workshop with project partners in Tokyo to expand the Climate and Ocean Risk Vulnerability Index to Fiji, Bangladesh, and the Philippines

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Environmental Security News This Week

FEATURED NEWS Mineral Resources of the Seafloor: Deep Sea Mining in Marae Moana Positioned off the coast of the Cook Islands, Marae Moana is one of the largest marine protected areas (MPA) in the world. A relatively new MPA, Marae Moana has had a conte…

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NYT Journalist Ian Urbina Launches New Oceans Book, Hosted by Stimson’s Environmental Security Program

Photo: Director of the Environmental Security Program Sally Yozell with author Ian Urbina, and Senator Chris Coons.   On September 18, the Stimson Center’s Environmental Security Program, in partnership with the Ocean Caucus Foundation, hosted a d…

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