|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.
|22 Apr. 2021 ||
Secretary General addresses global leaders on NATO’s response to climate change
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Thursday (22 April 2021) set out how NATO is stepping up its efforts to deal with climate change. He was attending the Leaders Summit on climate, at the invitation of President Joe Biden and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin.
|28 Sep. 2020 ||
Secretary General: NATO must help to curb climate change
In a keynote speech on Monday (28 September 2020), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called for the Alliance to take further action to address the threat of climate change. Speaking to students from 10 universities across the Alliance, he said: “NATO’s core task is to keep us all safe. Climate change is making the world more unsafe. So to fulfil our main responsibility, NATO must help to curb climate change.”
|17 Sep. 2020 ||
Secretary General participates in NATO seminar on security and the environment
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg today (17 September 2020) participated in a seminar at NATO Headquarters in Brussels entitled ‘NATO and Nature, a changing climate: why the environment matters to NATO, and what to do about it.’ The event discussing security and the environment was jointly organized by the delegations of Italy and the United Kingdom.
|28 Oct. 2015 ||
Building environmental security in Afghanistan
More than 100 Afghan leaders joined international partners to develop a strengthened environmental security policy in Afghanistan, at an inaugural conference in Kabul from 26-28 October 2015. Environmental policies, hazardous waste and material management, air quality fundamentals, wastewater management, spill response, recycling and solid and medical waste handling were among the issues tackled.
|07 Apr. 2015 ||
NATO and its partners become smarter on energy
Reducing fuel consumption in the military has become an operational imperative: not only can it save money, it will also save soldiers’ lives, as well as improve the mobility and endurance of military forces. Enhancing the energy efficiency of the armed forces is one of NATO’s priorities in the field of energy security.
|05 Jul. 2013 ||
Armies get smart on energy
Energy costs are a significant drain on defence budgets. This could impact on the resources available for Allies to acquire and maintain defence capabilities as well as limit their capacity to undertake military operations. Reducing the energy footprint of operations is a priority. NATO and individual Allies are working on alternative energy sources and developing multinational ‘smart energy’ projects.