August 7, 2022

#E4 – The impact of climate change on the international defense scene

In this miniseries, WIIS Brussels invites women to share their experience and expertise on the multi-dimension of the climate security.

For the fourth episode in the miniseries, our hosts Sabrine Dao and Sofiia Shevchuk invite Benedetta Berti, Head of Policy Planning in the Office of the Secretary General at NATO, and Katarina Kertysova, Policy Fellow at the European Leadership Network (ELN) and a Wilson Center Global Fellow.

In this episode, we explore the many effects that climate change will have – or is already having – on the international defense scene. From national ministries of defense to NATO, how are these organizations adapting to a world of more extreme weather? Does an organization like NATO have the capacity to fight climate change? How will climate change alter the operational role of militaries? Tune in for the answers to these questions and more.

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This episode features:

Sabrine Dao

Sabrine Dao

WIIS Brussels Steering Committee Member

Sofiia Shevchuk

Sofiia Shevchuk

WIIS Brussels Steering Committee Member

Benedetta Berti

Benedetta Berti

Head of Policy Planning - Office of the Secretary General at NATO

Katarina Kertysova

Katarina Kertysova

Policy Fellow - European Leadership Network (ELN)



Music: Original creation
Production: Sabrine Dao

Learn more and listen to the mini series here

This episode was funded  by a grant from the United States Department of State. The opinions, findings and conclusions stated herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the United States Department of State.

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