Interview #3

“Climate change as a strategic challenge“

Federal Minister of Defence Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer on the nexus between climate and security

Climate change has long begun also determining the security policy agendas around the world. Against this background, the interview sheds light on future deployment scenarios of the Bundeswehr, not least in relation to assistance in dealing with climate-induced natural disasters at home. The Minister of Defense also gave her opinion on possible improvements in the area of civil-military cooperation and on the implications of the “European Green Deal” for the European armed forces. The interview was conducted in March 2021 by Metis Director Prof. Dr. Carlo Masala.

English and German subtitles are available. These are edited slightly for better readability.