The operational need for investment into frontline renewables.
The military is in the business of winning war, not saving energy – this is the somewhat jaded sentiment that has often been voiced by fuel-focused defence personnel. Going ‘green’ was more likely to refer to the colour of their fatigues rather than the military’s concern for their carbon footprint...[Read on]
Improving security and stabilisation through environmental protection: NATO's role in facilitating the discussion
Preserving the environment during military operations can improve stabilisation and foster lasting security, a key condition for sustainable development. NATO's policy states that all member nations armed forces must respect environmental policies and principles under all conditions but they are only fully liable if they implement it into their own national law.
We had the exclusive opprtunity to meet Dr. Susanne Michaelis, Officer at the Emerging Security Challenges Division at NATO and speaker at the 2018 Military Engineering conference, to discuss the importance and challenges associated with environmental protection and security and NATO's role in greening defence around the world.
This presentation was given at International Military Engineering conference in February 2018.