Civil Society group recommends further action by NATO on climate and security

Brussels, 30 April 2021

The report entitled “Sustainable Peace & Security in a Changing Climate: Recommendations for NATO 2030” was submitted today to the NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, as part of the NATO 2030 process - a forward-looking reflection to strengthen NATO's political dimension. The report was prepared by the North-Atlantic Civil-Society Working-Group on Environment and Security (NCWES) – an initiative of the Brussels Dialogue on Climate Diplomacy (BDCD) - coordinated by EDRC.

Since June 2020 when the NATO 2030 initiative was launched, NATO has been organising a series of thematic events to engage more in-depth with civil society, advocacy, and expert groups. These events and related activities have resulted in a wide range of contributions from Allied nations, experts, public and private stakeholders, and young leaders focused on the topics of climate and security, human security, economic security, and democracy in the lead up to the NATO Summit of Allied leaders on 14 June 2021.

The NCWES final report released today contains 116 policy options and practical recommendations concerning climate change and security and other related environment and security issues.

The report published by EDRC can be downloaded from the BDCD publication page.