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Internal NATO Briefing on Climate and Security – Ashley Moran

On April 21, Ashley Moran, director of the Strauss Center’s State Fragility Initiative, spoke at an event briefing NATO on civil society working group recommendations on expanding NATO’s work to address the security risks from climate and environmental stress.

The April 21 event was organized by NATO’s Policy Planning Unit and Emerging Security Challenges Division. It included remarks by several report authors including Ashley Moran, Olivia Lazard (visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe), Alexander Verbeek (founder of the Planetary Security Initiative), and Jamie Shea (Secretary-General of the Global Military Advisory Council on Climate Change and former NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary-General for Emerging Security Challenges). Also speaking at the event were NATO Assistant Secretary-General for Emerging Security Challenges, David van Weel, and Head of the NATO Policy Planning Unit, Benedetta Berti, welcoming the report.

Please note that this was an internal briefing, so the final report, Sustainable Peace & Security in a Changing Climate: Recommendations for NATO 2030, will be sent to NATO at the end of the month and released publicly shortly after that. It was requested by NATO to support its efforts to strengthen its political dimension by addressing climate and security, human security, and democracy.