|23 Jan. 2023 ||
NATO hosts symposium on climate change and military capabilities
On Monday (23 January 2023), NATO hosted its first Industry Symposium on Climate Change and Capabilities, which brought together over 150 representatives from NATO Allies and industry. The participants discussed how NATO’s ambitions on climate change and security can be taken into account in the development of new military capabilities.
|15 Dec. 2022 ||
NATO holds roundtable on climate change and security, bringing together Allies and experts
NATO Headquarters held a Climate Change and Security Roundtable on Thursday (15 December 2022). This event brought together representatives of NATO Allies and renowned climate experts to discuss the impact of climate change on security. Among the issues discussed were the latest trends on climate change and security in the Euro-Atlantic region, the implications of climate change for NATO’s future operating environments, and best practices from NATO Allies and other international bodies with respect to climate adaptation and mitigation.
|10 Nov. 2022 ||
NATO Environmental Protection Working Group celebrates its 25th meeting
From 9 to 11 November 2022, the NATO Environmental Protection Working Group (EPWG) held its plenary meeting at the NATO Headquarters in Brussels. The plenary centred on the hybrid event marking the 25th meeting of the EPWG, highlighting NATO’s continued stake in environmental protection and its cross-cutting dimension.
|08 Nov. 2022 ||
NATO Secretary General at COP27 virtual event
Russia’s weaponisation of food and energy as part of its illegal war in Ukraine underlines the need to increase resilience, diversify energy supplies and sources, and accelerate the transition to cleaner, greener economies, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said today (8 November 2022).
|29 Jul. 2022 ||
NATO marks 70 years of scientific and technological research
In 2022, NATO marks 70 years of collaborative scientific and technological research at the service of Alliance defence and security.
|28 Jun. 2022 ||
NATO releases its Climate Change and Security Impact Assessment
In a 'sobering' assessment report released today (28 June 2022), NATO recognises climate change as an 'overarching challenge of our time' that will 'measurably' increase the risks to security and ‘worsen as the world warms further’. It calls for a fundamental transformation of NATO’s approach to defence and security and sets NATO as a leading international organisation in understanding and adapting to climate change.
|06 May. 2022 ||
NATO continues to adapt to rapid environmental changes
Rapid environmental changes resulting from climate change have a direct impact on our shared security and call for innovative technological solutions. NATO has started a new project using Big Earth Datacube Analytics for transnational security and environmental protection. Today (5 May 2022) marked its kick-off, at an event hosted at NATO Headquarters in Brussels by the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme, featuring the participation of project stakeholders and experts from Denmark, Germany, Israel and Switzerland.
|04 Feb. 2022 ||
PROJECT X empowers young innovators to build technologies for the future
On 31 January 2022, NATO launched PROJECT X – a rapid design challenge seeking faster and more innovative routes to delivering technologies for the Alliance. For the next three months, students from the Technical University of Delft and other Dutch universities will engage in this intense, rapid-prototyping initiative.
|02 Nov. 2021 ||
NATO Secretary General attends United Nations “COP26” Climate Change Conference
On Tuesday (2 November 2021), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg participated in the COP26 United Nations Climate Change Conference, hosted by the United Kingdom in Glasgow. At the World Leaders Summit, the Secretary General addressed the high-level roundtable “Climate, Peace and Stability: Weathering Risk Through COP and Beyond”. Mr Stoltenberg explained how climate change is now at the heart of NATO’s agenda, because: “climate change is a crisis multiplier, climate change is making our world more dangerous.”
|28 Sep. 2021 ||
NATO Secretary General welcomes cooperation with the International Energy Agency
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed the Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Dr Fatih Birol to NATO Headquarters on Tuesday (28 September 2021) to discuss topics of mutual interest to both organizations. These included climate change and security, energy security, and the clean energy transition, as well as strengthening cooperation between NATO and the IEA.