The French Ministry for the Armed Forces has developed a comprehensive “Climate & Defence” strategy to prepare the defence tool for the climate challenge. It is based on strengthening the Ministry’s organisation in terms of knowledge and anticipation of strategic climate change issues and the implementation of an ambitious adaptation policy by all the armed forces, directorates and departments.
Implementation of the Climate & Defence strategy must be based on a level of strategic coordination and general policy direction in order to federate and engage all of the Ministry’s stakeholders in a comprehensive approach structured around four main focus areas:
- Developing knowledge and the ability to anticipate the strategic challenges associated with climate change;
- Initiating a process to adapt the defence tool to predictable disruptions caused by climate change;
- Continuing the Ministry for the Armed Forces’ contribution to collective efforts for mitigation and the energy transition;
- Stepping up cooperation on the defence issues of climate change within the Ministry and at the interministerial and international levels.