A yet to be released EU Commission paper will make a number of recommendations to strengthen the European External Action Service (EEAS), an independent institution that functions as a foreign service for the European Union. EEAS was created by an updated EU treaty that came into force at the end of 2009. The paper will argue that dedicated climate officials should be appointed to diplomatic representations in some countries, and characterized climate change as a systemic risk that will be a “threat multiplier” and will lead to “tensions over land, water, food and energy prices.”