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European Conference of Defence and the Environment

14 May 2019 - 16 May 2019

The European Conference of Defence and the Environment (ECDE) is Europe’s premier conference on the environmental impacts of military operations, live-fire training on military training lands, and management of environmentally hazardous substances.

During the conference, experts from Europe and North America will be presenting their latest research and development from their respective fields. The ECDE also provides a discussion and network forum for several stakeholder groups including policy and decision makers, military personnel, specialists, academics, and public sector representatives.

This year’s conference will focus on the following areas:

  • Chemicals & Compliance
  • Biodiversity & Noise Management
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • International Operations
  • Green Procurement

The conference is organised by the Swedish Defence Sector and is supported by DEFNET, an informal expert-level group comprising mainly of environmental focal-points and specialists from the Ministries of Defence (MODs) of EU Member States. It is also supported by the Nordic-Baltic Defence Estates, which is a cooperation forum for building and construction organisations of defence administrations in the Nordic and Baltic countries.

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