By Tendai Guvamombe
Northern Atlantic Organization(NATO) has vowed to to play it’s part in mitigating effects of Climate change.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg revealed during a Press conference. This followed the meeting of the North Atlantic Council at the level of Heads of State and Government (2022 NATO Summit).
In his remarks he noted the serious challenges resulting from Climate Change hence the need to act towards mitigation.
Some of the measures are to reduce emissions by at least 45% by 2030 under the agreed methodology
to map military greenhouse gas emissions.
“Climate change is a defining challenge of our time. And NATO is committed to playing our part in mitigating the impact on our security.
Today, we agreed a new methodology to map military greenhouse gas emissions. And we agreed concrete targets to cut NATO emissions.
Our aim is to cut emissions by NATO bodies and commands by at least 45% by 2030. And move towards Net Zero by 2050.”
“This is an important step for our Alliance.
We cannot choose between having green militaries or strong militaries. They must be both.
So we must maintain our operational effectiveness and readiness as we continue to adapt.”