Unfolding Green Defense: Linking green technologies and strategies to current security challenges in NATO and the NATO member states

Publikation: Bog/antologi/afhandling/rapportRapportForskningfagfællebedømt

Kristian Knus Larsen

In recent years, many states have developed and implemented green solutions for defense. Building on these initiatives NATO formulated the NATO Green Defence Framework in 2014. The framework provides a broad basis for cooperation within the Alliance on green solutions for defense. This report aims to inform and support the further development of green solutions by unfolding how green technologies and green strategies have been developed and used to handle current security challenges. The report, initially, focuses on the security challenges that are being linked to green defense, namely fuel consumption in military operations, defense expenditure, energy security, and global climate change. The report then proceeds to introduce the NATO Green Defence Framework before exploring specific current uses of green technologies and green strategies for defense. The report concludes that a number of political, military, organizational, and technological challenges and possibilities are related to the development of green solutions for defense. Based on this conclusion the report argues that it is essential to comprehensively describe how a green solution is linked to a security challenge to develop relevant and viable green solutions for defense. The report is concluded with seven recommendations aimed at informing and supporting the further development of green solutions for defense in NATO and in the NATO member states.
OriginalsprogDansk
Antal sider56
ISBN (Trykt)9788773937631
ISBN (Elektronisk)9788773937631
StatusUdgivet - 22 dec. 2015

ID: 153335320