North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Chairs: Krishi Desai & Brendan O'Reilly
Topic A: NATO’s Cyber Defense Efforts
As a committee, NATO’s primary purpose is to maintain the freedom and security of its member nations. Cyber Defense is part of NATO’s core task of collective defense; it entails protecting NATO’s own networks as well as the networks of its members nations. Delegates must consider strategies to enhance NATO’s protection over its networks and outline a course of action for NATO to follow proceeding a potential cyber attack.
Topic B: Environmental Impact of Military Operations
NATO is a body comprised of 28 European countries, as well as the United States and Canada, that focuses to ensure security in its member nations via political and military means. Some military actions that NATO enforces are considered to have a significant environmental impact on the locations they serve. Some areas that fall under NATO’s military endeavors include but are not limited to: the degree to which NATO is energy efficient, the degree to which the organization is constructing environmentally sound structures, the degree to which NATO addresses climate change, etc. In recent years, NATO has attempted to remedy and alter some of the effects of enforcing military action. Delegates will create plans surrounding the actions NATO should take to address the environmental impacts of NATO’s military operations.