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.
The Green Defence Framework was approved by the North Atlantic Council in February 2014. It contains three pillars: Operational Effectiveness, Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency.
In support of the Green Defence initiative, the NATO Senior Joint Engineer Conference developed a Policy on Power Generation for Deployable Force Infrastructure. Implementation of this policy should allow Allies and partners to reduce liquid fuel consumption and the logistical footprint when fielding Deployable Force Infrastructure in operational theatres.