NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg delivered the opening speech of the NATO Public Forum, which was held in Madrid, Spain, within the scope of NATO Hill.
Noting that NATO has the responsibility to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Stoltenberg said that with this goal, it has developed a methodology for the first time to measure gas emissions both civilian and military.
Stating that this will be made available to all allies, Stoltenberg said, “Based on this methodology, today I am explaining NATO’s primary emission goals as an organization. We will reduce emissions by at least 45 percent by 2030, and zero them by 2050. ” he said he
Stating that they have prepared a comprehensive analysis on how to achieve this, Stoltenberg said, “This will not be easy, but it can be done.” he said.
Emphasizing that a technological revolution continues in the transition to green power, and NATO armies should adapt to this, Stoltenberg said, “I believe that in the future, the most advanced military vehicles and the strongest armed forces will emerge from those who are not dependent on fossil fuels.” he used his word.
Touching on the war in Ukraine and the dependence of Western countries on Russia in power, Stoltenberg continued as follows:
“The war in Ukraine has shown the danger of being too dependent on goods to be bought from authoritarian regimes. Russia’s use of energy as a weapon of repression highlights how quickly we need to rid ourselves of Russia’s gas and oil. We must not replace an addiction with a glutton. Many new and green technology and the few minerals they require come from China, so we need to diversify our power sources and suppliers.”