Brussels, 30 April 2021 (Updated 27 May and 1 June 2021)
In response to the opportunity for civil society organisations to contribute input in the NATO 2030 process, the Environment & Development Resource Centre (EDRC) invited the non-governmental organisations participating in the BDCD and other NGOs, think tanks and individual experts to form the informal North-Atlantic Civil-Society Working-Group on Environment and Security (NCWES) to exchange ideas and produce the report entitled: Sustainable Peace & Security in a Changing Climate: Recommendations for NATO 2030.
The report was first published on 30 April following a presentation of the draft version in a briefing for NATO staff and delegation on 21 April 2021 with the final version released on 27 May. The report was then presented in a public launch event on 1 June ahead of the Summit of NATO leaders on 14 June.
The working group consists of 50 representatives of 25 organisations plus 20 others serving in their personal capacities -all experts on a wide range of climate, development, environment, and security issues.
The report involving 30 writers contains 116 policy options and practical recommendations to be considered in the NATO 2030 process which can can help strengthen NATO in a time of new environmental-related challenges in the interest of promoting sustainable peace and security for all.