On behalf of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Defense and Aerospace Export Council, we invite you to participate in an intimate virtual discussion with the Hon. Sharon E. Burke, founder and President of Ecospherics on October 6th at 10:00AM EST.

The Administration is amplifying climate change and its impact on the security of the United States in the National Security Strategy and the National Defense Strategy, which means climate change is no longer just an environmental concern.  The Administration will soon complete three seminal reports: the Climate Action PlanFederal Sustainability Plan, and the Defense Climate Risk Analysis.  


Hon. Sharon E. Burke is the Founder and President of Ecospherics. Throughout her career, she has worked to balance national security and environmental sustainability, with a focus on ideas that scale through public policy. Burke has been a leader at several civic organizations, including the Center for a New American Security, where she initiated a Natural Security program, Amnesty International USA, and New America. She served the U.S. government in Congress, the State Department during the Bush Administration, and the Pentagon, most recently as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy during the Obama Administration. During the Biden-Harris presidential transition, she was on the Defense Agency Review and National Security and Foreign Policy teams. A native of Los Angeles and educated at Williams College and Columbia University, Burke is a frequent public speaker, published writer, and strategic advisor.