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17 Sep. 2012 120917-esc-workshop.jpg - 120917-esc-workshop.jpg, 41.12KB

NATO workshop focuses on energy and environmental risks facing the Alliance

Food scarcity, natural disasters, the management and distribution of scarce water resources, and the interruption of vital energy supplies are examples of seemingly unrelated factors that can have an effect on security. On 17 September, a NATO workshop was held to look at how such factors and vulnerabilities interact, how they could affect NATO member states and ways in which the Alliance could respond to these security risks.
08 Jun. 2009 090606-ocean2.jpg, 34.03KB

NATO supports UN World Oceans Day

NATO welcomes and supports the initiative taken by the United Nations General Assembly in designating 8 June as World Oceans Day.
28 Jan. 2009 090128-highnorth, 28.93KB

NATO discusses security prospects in the High North

The Seminar on Security Prospects in the High North, hosted by the Icelandic Government, took place in Reykjavik on 28 -29 January to address emerging challenges as global warming affects the Arctic region.
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Protecting the Gulf of Aqaba - Environmental concerns bring scientists together in NATO-sponsored project

With the support of NATO’s Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme, scientists from Jordan, Israel and Turkey are trying to protect the Gulf of Aqaba, one of the top diving destinations in the world. Many environmental problems have no borders, which can be both a challenge and an opportunity.
15 Dec. 2009 091215a-001 United Nations Climate Change Conference - Debate: ''Climate Change and International Security'', 53.29KB

NATO Secretary General debates climate change security threats in Copenhagen

On 15 December 2009, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen took part in a panel discussion on the international security challenges of climate change, part of the UN Climate Change Conference taking place in Copenhagen from 7-18 December.
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NATO Science Programme highlights the human and national security dynamics of climate change

From 28 to 30 April, over 30 experts and scientists from NATO, Partner and Mediterranean Dialogue countries will gather in Dubrovnik, Croatia to define the intricate relationships between climate change, human health and national security.
31 Mar. 2011 110331-Food-security-in-Central-Asia.jpg - Vegetable seller sorts vegetables at a market in New Delhi, 55.84KB

Strategies for food security in Central Asia

Food security can have major societal impacts and tackling this challenge is a top priority for the governments of NATO’s partner countries in Central Asia. To assist these countries in developing appropriate strategies and building capacity to implement them, a NATO-funded advanced training course was organised in Antalya, Turkey, from 31 March to 2 April 2011, under NATO’s Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme. Around 40 participants from NATO and Partner countries took part in the event.
01 Oct. 2010 100929-natural-disaster.jpg - A man looks at houses half-submerged by flood water in the village of Swiniary, 24.60KB

NATO helps integrate human and social dynamics into natural disaster response

Forty-three experts from NATO and Partner countries will meet from 5 to 8 October in Yerevan, Armenia, to discuss ways of forecasting and preventing natural and man-made catastrophes. They will bring a range of theoretical experience in social policies, the sociology of catastrophe, international relations, economics and forecasting to a workshop funded by NATO’s Science for Peace and Security programme. The event supports one of the Alliance’s key priorities – defence and environment.
29 Nov. 2011 111125-ukr-bel-floods1.jpg - 111125-ukr-bel-floods1.jpg, 12.79KB

NATO helps Belarus and Ukraine cope with flood risks

The Pripyat River Basin on the border between Belarus and Ukraine is prone to severe flooding, impacting local communities and economies. The basin includes the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone and one of the river’s tributaries provides a local nuclear power station with cooling water, so effective monitoring is essential.

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