Climate Security Challenges for NATO


17 September 2020 - Brussels - BDCD / EDRC

The 12th meeting of the Brussels Dialogue on Climate Diplomacy (BDCD) was held on Thursday, 17 September 2020. It was organised by the Environment & Development Resource Centre (EDRC) and the NATO Policy Planning Unit in the Office of the Secretary General in the context of the NATO 2030 initiative.

The aim of on-line video conference was to hear from civil society and other key stakeholders how they see NATO’s role in mitigation of climate change and adaptation to climate security challenges. 

Speakers included:

  •     Keynote Presentation: Rear Admiral RN (Ret.) Neil Morisetti, Vice Dean (Public Policy), Faculty Engineering Sciences at University College London / Member, Global Military Advisory Council on Climate Change (GMACCC)
  •     Dr. Benedetta Berti, Head of Policy Planning, Office of the Secretary General (NATO-PPU)
  •     Alice Hill, David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment, Council on Foreign Relations
  •     Ronald A. Kingham, Executive Director, Environment & Development Resource Centre (EDRC)
  •     Olivia Lazard, Environmental Peacemaking Expert / Visiting Researcher, Carnegie Europe / Policy Advisor, EDRC
  •     Dr. Malin Mobjörk, Programme Director, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
  •     Dr. Radostina Primova, Senior Analyst, Economic Program, Center for the Study of Democracy, Sofia 
  •     Dr. Jamie Shea, Professor of Strategic Studies, University of Exeter / Secretary General, 
  •     Alexander Verbeek, Policy Director, Environment & Development Resource Centre (EDRC) Global Military Advisory Council on Climate Change (GMACCC)

For more information including the Agenda, Recommended Reading, Participants and Presentations, visit the BDCD event page