Highly efficient air conditioners, LED lights and power meters will be used alongside weapons of war at an upcoming NATO exercise.

Military officials from 29 countries — including the United States — will test whether energy efficient equipment and hybrid diesel-solar power systems can be easily integrated into their operations.

“Militaries are great planning organizations, we need to utilize that great planning capability to get further ahead of the climate threat than we have.”

The increased focus on energy efficiency and reduced fuel consumption is indicative of a wider shift in how militaries are trying to adapt to environments reshaped by climate change and intensifying natural disasters.

Read the full report from NBC News.

military bases climate change

Solar panels are tested during a NATO exercise in Hungary. NATO