Focus Day

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM REGISTRATION & COFFEE

9:50 AM - 10:00 AM CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS

10:00 AM - 10:40 AM EXPLICATING THE NEXUS BETWEEN SECURITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Dr. Susanne Michaelis, Officer Emerging Security Challenges Division,
· Examining NATO’s training programmes and workshops
· Attaining energy efficiency by implementing NATO regulations and investing into training provisions
· Implementing environmental management systems into the military structure

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Dr. Susanne Michaelis

Officer Emerging Security Challenges Division

10:40 AM - 11:20 AM EXAMINING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF NATO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION POLICIES

Colonel Florin Adrian Obreja, Chairman of the NATO Environmental Protection Working Group,
· Evaluating the lack mechanisms to monitor implementation of environmental protection regulations
· Outlining the benefits of incorporating energy sustainable systems
· Striking the correct balance between civilian and military needs

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Colonel Florin Adrian Obreja

Chairman of the NATO Environmental Protection Working Group

11:20 AM - 12:00 PM COFFEE AND NETWORKING

12:00 PM - 12:40 PM OPERATIONAL PERSPECTIVE OF INTEGRATING ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION RULES IN MILITARY EXERCISES

Lieutenant Colonel David Burbridge , SHAPE JENG Division SO Environmental Management,
· Examining challenges associated with implementing environmental regulations into military doctrine
· Outlining the emerging requirement of achieving sustainable solutions and efficient water management systems
· Enhancing energy management to reduce costs and attain efficiency

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Lieutenant Colonel David Burbridge

SHAPE JENG Division SO Environmental Management

12:40 PM - 1:20 PM ADVANCING TRAINING TO ENHANCE EFFICIENCY AND KNOW HOW

Lieutenant Colonel Stéphane Cauderan, Sustainability Cell Chief,
· Evaluating the MILENGCOE role in providing environmental protection and energy sustainability courses
· Achieving interoperable skills to increase engagement in international missions
· Complying with NATO environmental standards to reduce logistic footprint in international operations

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Lieutenant Colonel Stéphane Cauderan

Sustainability Cell Chief

1:20 PM - 2:20 PM NETWORKING LUNCH

2:20 PM - 2:50 PM PANEL DISCUSSION: REPID DEPLOYMENT AND INSTALLATION OF WATER PURIFICATION SYSTEMS

  • Ensuring that basic facilities for waste management, sanitation, water purification are installed and functioning as early as possible
  • Outlining challenges of providing potable water in remote locations and austere environments
  • Examining shortfalls of overly-complex systems, which increase logistical burden

3:00 PM - 3:40 PM DEVELOPING ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY MILITARY CAPABILITIES AND SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SOLUTIONS

· Examining cost effective solutions to support military requirements and energy efficiency in the operational field
· Assessing future requirements in NATO transformation activities to alleviate emerging security threats
· Evaluating energy security related solutions for the development of environmentally friendly and efficient military capabilities in support of Smart Defence

3:40 PM - 4:20 PM DECREASING ENERGY CONSUMPTION BY INCORPORATING HYBRID POWER SYSTEMS

Nektarios Alexandris, Energy Management Working Group, European Defence Agency
· Supporting the Armed Forces’ journey towards a low-carbon, sustainable future
· Facilitating collaborative activity in the areas of data collection and analysis, and research and development
· Determining the impact of future energy policy and new technologies on military capability
· Identifying best practices for developing alternative energy facilities at military sites

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Nektarios Alexandris

Energy Management Working Group
European Defence Agency

4:20 PM - 4:30 PM CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF DAY ONE