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NATO releases 2024 Climate Change and Security Impact Assessment Report

NATO released the Secretary General’s annual Climate Change and Security Impact Assessment on Tuesday (9 July 2024). It notes that accelerating climate change has “a profound impact on Allied security,” and stresses the need for NATO to remain fit for purpose in a rapidly changing environment.
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First meeting of NATO climate change envoys to address impacts on security

On Tuesday (11 June 2024), climate change envoys and representatives of 23 Allied countries met for the first time in Reykjavik, Iceland, to discuss how to further enhance cooperation in understanding and adapting to the impact of climate change on security.
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NATO hosts annual roundtable on climate change and security

On 30 January 2024, NATO hosted its annual Climate Change and Security Roundtable in Brussels. This event brought together government representatives from NATO member and partner countries, as well as renowned climate change experts and scientists to discuss the latest developments in our understanding of the impact of climate change on security.
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Secretary General at COP28: climate change matters for our security, and therefore it matters to NATO

Attending the COP28 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Dubai on Friday (1 December 2023), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg underlined that “climate change matters for our security, and therefore it matters to NATO”. Speaking at a high-level leaders’ event on climate security organised by the COP28 Presidency and the Munich Security Conference, Mr Stoltenberg underlined NATO’s commitment to fight climate change and be a part of the global solution to a global challenge.
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Meet NATO’s beekeeper, Bruno Harmant

"When I open the beehive, it makes me feel connected to nature," explains Bruno Harmant, beekeeper at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Few would expect to see an apiary at the offices of a political-military organisation like NATO, but since 2020, beehives have become an integral part of a wider ‘greening’ initiative at the Brussels headquarters. And for Bruno, beekeeping is about more than honey; it is a way for him to raise awareness about biodiversity and sustainability, and become one with the environment around him.
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NATO steps up work on climate change and security

On Tuesday (11 July 2023), NATO released three major reports contributing to Allies’ increased understanding of the impact of climate change on NATO’s strategic environment, missions and operations, and the adaptation of their armed forces required to maintain operational effectiveness.
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NATO Secretary General: our armed forces must be both green and strong

Speaking on a high-level transatlantic panel on climate and security on Wednesday (21 June 2023), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stressed the importance for our security of tackling climate change and securing a green energy transition. The Secretary General argued that we cannot compromise on military effectiveness, and that our armed forces must be both green and strong.
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Press Statement on Climate and Security

On 21 June, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Policy and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission Josep Borrell, U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, and Executive Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans, met in Brussels to discuss the impacts of climate change on peace and security.
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NATO co-hosts side event at Munich Security Conference focused on military energy transition

NATO co-hosted a roundtable discussion on Friday (17 February 2023) at the Munich Security Conference focused on opportunities to support NATO militaries’ transition to clean energy, including through technological innovation, while ensuring military effectiveness in a deteriorated security environment. The side event “Cleaner and Meaner: The Military Energy Transition by Design” was hosted by the NATO Emerging Security Challenges Division in partnership with the International Military Council on Climate and Security (IMCCS).
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NATO and Kuwait hold talks with partners on climate change and security

Climate change is one of the defining challenges of our times, and NATO has been actively engaging experts, civil society, and other groups to discuss the nexus between climate change and security. On Monday (30 January), the NATO-Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI) Regional Centre in Kuwait hosted the first ever discussion with Allied and Partner experts on emerging climate challenges and how to tackle them together.

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