11.02.2021 - Sustainable Defence Innovation and the Fight Against Climate Change


11 February 2021 at 16:00 – 18:00 (CET)

NATO leaders have asked the Secretary-General to lead a forward-looking reflection on NATO’s future, NATO 2030. As part of this effort, NATO seeks to strengthen its engagement with civil society, youth and the private sector.

This is why NATO is launching the NATO 2030: NATO-Private Sector Dialogues. Facilitated by GLOBSEC, the dialogues will look to deepen the involvement of the private sector across the transatlantic sphere and galvanize their activity in advancing NATO’s collective security agenda.

This initiative began with a conference on November 25th focusing on The Future of Warfare and the Role of New and Emerging Technologies that brought together experts from the fields of technology, security, and public policy.

Going forward, and into 2021, six NATO 2030 dialogues will explore how the private sector can contribute to addressing the most pressing technology-based security risks and contribute to increasing societal resilience across the Alliance. GLOBSEC is proud to partner with NATO to lead the engagement with the private sector on this high-profile project.

The third upcoming dialogue on Sustainable Defence Innovation and the Fight Against Climate Change will aim to help NATO better understand the private sector’s view of the risks climate change poses to the current and future security environment and accelerating the development of adaptation and mitigation strategies. Given the ever-increasing interdependence of the public and private sectors, these conversations are essential.

The discussion will feature outstanding speakers, NATO Assistant Secretary-General for Emerging Security Challenges, David van, Ms Alice Hill, David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment at the Council on Foreign Relations and the event will be moderated by Mr Noah J. Gordon, Climate Journalist at the Berlin Policy Journal with closing remarks from Dr Benedetta Berti, NATO Policy Planning Chief.

Although this event is closed-door and will be governed by Chatham House Rule, we will bring you a summary of the most important take-aways in the upcoming days.

In the meantime, we encourage you to follow GLOBSEC on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and our website where you can find the latest news on #NATO2030 and #NATOGLOBSECdialogues.

Read the recap of the event here:

Sustainable Defence Innovation and the Fight Against Climate Change: Recap