|At the Foundation for Global Governance and Sustainability (FOGGS) we appreciate the role that military personnel and equipment can play and have already been playing in areas struck by natural and human-made disasters ranging from pandemics to floods, forest fires, hurricanes, earthquakes, industrial accidents, and oil spills. We believe that this role must be highlighted for policy makers and the public and can be further improved on the basis of best practices that need to be collected and shared broadly.
|FOGGS launched its Militaries for Civil(ian) Emergencies Project (M4CE) in mid-2021 following initial support from NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division. By the end of November 2021, the project produced:
The case studies—covering France, Germany, Greece, India, Poland, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States—are published in Lauren Brennan and Daniel Orth, Use of Military Resources to Address Natural and Human-made Disasters, FOGGS, Brussels, September 2021.
- Desktop research on relevant arrangements in select countries and international organisations, published as a background paper including case studies on the Use of Military Resources to Address Natural and Human-made Disasters,
- Interviews with key stakeholders, documented in videos on the FOGGS YouTube channel and summarized in this article,
- An online discussion with the participation of experts that took place on 23 November 2021, and
- A project presentation in a Katoikos.world editorial and article with key points extracted from the interviews.
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|Use of Military Resources to Address Natural and Human-made Disasters, FOGGS, Brussels, September 2021
|"Floods. Wildfires. Pandemics... Is it time to call in the troops?" On-line, 23 November 202