This online discussion represents one first step into EUROMIL’s efforts to raise awareness concerning the underdiscussed and often ignored role of the military in climate change under the framework of the European Climate Pact that EUROMIL is part of.
- public awareness campaign | climate change | adaptation to climate change | green infrastructure
Militaries are huge emitters and by making changes on how they are operating, their environmental footprint could be reduced. The speakers will present the already in place EU’s projects, actions and policies towards sustainability in the military, while discussing about what the next steps should be. EUROMIL’s President, Mr Emmanuel Jacob, will present the findings of our internal survey on climate change and the defence sector to highlight existing activities undertaken by militaries to improve their energy efficiency, while a more coordinated approach is still needed. It should also not be forgotten that climate change has severe effects on the soldiers’ health and capacity during missions and operations. Hence, more cooperation, information exchange and transparency between governments are necessary to reduce militaries’ carbon emissions, improve their efficacy and protect soldiers’ health.
Satellite events are organised by individuals or organisations across Europe in contribution to the European Climate Pact. The events are held under the responsibility of the organisers indicated in the description, and the information given or opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the official position of the European Commission.