Combatting climate change: NATO’s role in building climate resilience

Experts discuss how NATO can best prepare for climate-related security challenges.

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4 July 2023 — 1:00PM TO 2:00PM
Chatham House and Online

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Experts discuss how NATO can best prepare for climate-related security challenges.

What lies ahead for NATO in a warmer world? As climate change intensifies existing crises and gives rise to new ones, how can NATO best equip itself to confront the security challenges on the horizon?

With profound implications of climate change on global security, this panel explores the strategies and approaches NATO can adopt to equip itself and confront existing and future climate-related security challenges. The panel ask how NATO member states and partner nations can foster greater collaboration and build resilient defence strategies.

Key questions in this discussion include:

  • How does climate change affect NATO’s ability to defend and deter against security threats?

  • What role should NATO allies play in responding to climate change? How can NATO collaborate with other stakeholders and non-state actors to strengthen its climate resilience and response capabilities?

  • How can NATO integrate climate change considerations into its planning, decision-making, and operational processes?

  • What are the security risks and implications of resource scarcity and competition caused by climate change, and how can NATO address them?

As with all members events, questions from the audience drive the conversation.

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