Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg declared that future armies will be electrified during the summit.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg vowed on Tuesday to cut the military behemoth’s carbon emissions to zero by 2050 and send the soldiers of the future to battlefields in electric vehicles.
Stoltenberg spoke as NATO leaders gathered in Madrid for the alliance’s annual three-day summit. This year, the bloc will release an updated Strategic Concept – a document that outlines its mission and stance toward non-members. China will be included in this updated Strategic Concept. “challenge”For the first time and, in Stoltenberg’s words, on Monday “will make clear that allies consider Russia as the most significant and direct threat to our security.”
NATO Chief opened the summit on Climate Change and promised in his speech that the alliance would undergo a “green overhaul”.
Stoltenberg declared that NATO intends to reduce its carbon emission by at least 45 percent by 2030. It will also reach net zero in 2050 via a mixture of “renewables, climate-friendly synthetic fuels and more energy-efficient solutions.”
“Already today, the best new cars are actual electric cars,”He said. “And I believe that in the future, the most advanced military vehicles, and the most resilient armed forces, will be those that do not rely on fossil fuels.”
In April, the US President Joe Biden pledged to “spend billions of dollars”To make all vehicles in the US military “climate friendly.”He was very round. mockedThis suggestion was made by conservatives.
Stoltenberg claimed that Ukraine’s crisis is an example of why the West needs allies. “wean ourselves off Russian oil and gas.” However, with China set to feature in NATO’s new Strategic Concept, he cautioned that the West needs to seek multiple sources of rare earth metals, commodities dominated by China which are essential in the manufacture of wind turbines, consumer electronics, and batteries for electric vehicles.
NATO’s head stated that the alliance has already taken. “account of climate change when planning our operations and missions.”He stated that these missions will be more common in the “high north,” likely a reference to the Arctic regions north of Scandinavia, where NATO already holds regular exercises near Russia’s borders.
Stoltenberg, prior to the Madrid summit announced Monday that NATO would double its high-readiness troop numbers from 40,000 to 50,000. “well over 300,000.”