SESSION 12 - CBRNe new risks and challenges provoked by climate change, war, terrorism, local conflicts and food security


Col. Prof. Radovan Karkalic

University of Defence - Military Academy Serbia



Col. Bernd Allert

German Army



Cmd. Stoffer Stienstra

Royal Dutch Navy


This session will host presentations based on the following description.


Climate change is considered by many experts to be one of the major problems humankind is currently facing. The possible consequences of intense climate change, which are constantly being monitored, are continually updated as new data become available but the possibility of the emergence of new risks including CBRN hazards that need to be managed is ever more substantial and presents many new challenges. The relationship between climate change and CBRN threats is already shown in many instances such as in the case of extreme weather events in highly industrialized areas or mosquito-borne diseases affecting areas previously considered safe.  

Radiological hazards due to extreme weather events and climate-related disasters not only in nuclear power plants but also in hospitals and in many industries should be considered and possibly implemented into risk management policies, and adaptation strategies should be included in the safety and emergency plans. 

Moreover, the current international frictions increase the chance of intentional or accidental releases of CBRNe agents both in war-thorn areas and as acts of terrorism.  

In this complex multifaceted scenario, the emerging CBRNe risks need to be addressed and the challenges they pose must be faced and treated with advanced education, training, and technologies. 

In recent years, the occurrence of different kind of disasters and emergencies has risen worldwide, resulting in large numbers of communities affected, causing victims, food crisis, refugees and people displaced. CBRN events can have devastating impacts on the four dimensions of food security (availability, access, utilization and stability) and health (morbidity and mortality patterns), impacting health services and living environment. As a direct result, impaired or jeopardized nutritional status of population is likely to occur, feeding a vicious circle of malnutrition and outbreaks of infectious diseases, ending into famine and mortality. 

This session will host the work of the experts that will reflect those concepts.

Keywords: Climate change, emerging risks, conflict, terrorism, environment; emergency plans; adaptation strategies, food safety, food security, food war.

Here it is the list of the oral presentations of technical session 12.

The abstract will be available on the book of abstract.

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168.TS12. New methodology for testing of CBRN body cooling systems physiological suitability in the field conditions

Radovan Karkalic(1), Dalibor Jovanovic(2), Pavel Otrisal(3), Stanislav Florus(4), Dusan Rajic(5), Zlate Velickovic(1), Sveta Cvetanovic(6)

1. University of Defense, Military Academy, CBRN Department, Belgrade, Republic of Serbia 

2. Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, The Hague, The Netherlands 

3. Faculty of Physical Culture, Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic 

4. University of Defence, NBC Defence Institute, Vyskov, Czech Republic 

5. Innovation Center of the Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Republic of Serbia 

6. University of Nis, Faculty of Occupational Safety, Belgrade, Republic of Serbia


169.TS12. rescEU-CBRN-DSIM-IT: A new paradigm for the design of CBRN extra capacities aimed to respond to High Impact Low Probability scenarios in Europe.

Edoardo Cavalieri D'Oro(1)

1. Italian National Fire and Rescue Service, CBRN Unit and Laboratories of the Lombardy Region, Milan, Italy


170.TS12. CBRN Surveys in a post conflict environment, Iraq 2018.

Jeffrey Brodeur(1)

1. Rigaku Analytical Devices, Wilmington, MA, United States of America


171.TS12. Shared virtual ecosystem for research and training in the energy sector.

Viktor Gurieiev(1),  Jiang Qin(1), Amir Sanhinov(2)

1. School of Energy Sciences and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China

2. G.E. Pukhov Institute for Modelling in Energy Engineering of NAS of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine


172.TS12. Five certified reference materials (CRMs) for a better preparedness towards biological toxin incidents.

Reinhard Zeleny(1), Katrien Busschots(1), Bettina Kampa(2), Sylvia Worbs2, Martin Skiba(2), Tom

Van Nieuwenhuysen(3), Anne Puustinen(4), Paula Vanninen(4), Christine Rasetti-Escargueil(5), Marie-Anne Nahori(5), Emmanuel Lemichez(5), Anne-Sophie Mierzala(6), François Becher(6), Hervé

Volland6, Stéphanie Simon(6), Yacine Nia(7), Jacques-Antoine Hennekinne(7), Jasmin Weisemann(8), Nadja Krez(8),Beate Winter(8), Andreas Rummel(8), Tomas Bergström(9), Jonas Näslund(9), Daniel

Jansson(9), Christian Müller(10), Marc-André Avondet(10), Matthias Wittwer(10), Roland Josuran(11), Andreas Wenger(11), Christiane Zaborosch(11), Sabina Gerber(11), Brigitte Gertrud Dorner(2)

1. European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Directorate F – Health and Food, Reference Material Unit, Geel, Belgium 

2. Robert Koch Institute, Center for Biological Threats and Special Pathogens, Biological Toxins, Berlin, Germany 

3. Sciensano, Foodborne Pathogens, Brussels, Belgium 

4. Finnish Institute for the Verification of the Chemical Weapons Convention (VERIFIN), Department of Chemistry, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland 

5. Institut Pasteur, Unité des Toxines Bactériennes, Paris, France 

6. CEA-Saclay, Direction de la recherche fondamentale, Institut des sciences du vivant Frédéric-Joliot, Service de Pharmacologie et Immunoanalyse, Gif-sur-Yvette, France 

7. ANSES, Laboratory for Food Safety, Université Paris-Est, Maisons-Alfort, France 

8. Toxologics UG, Hannover, Germany 

9. Swedish Defence Research Agency, Umeå, Sweden 

10. Bundesamt für Bevölkerungsschutz, Labor Spiez, Spiez, Switzerland 

11. Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften, Life Sciences und Facility Management, Fachstelle Biochemie und Bioanalytik, Wädenswil, Switzerland


173.TS12. How familiar is the population of southeast Serbia with the biosafety procedures for collecting, preparing and preserving wild plants from their surroundings.

Dragana Jovanović(1), Biljana Koturević(1), Ana Branković(1)

1. Department of Forensic Engineering, University of Criminal Investigation and Police Studies, Belgrade, Serbia


174.TS12. Food safety and nutritional quality for the prevention of non-communicable diseases: the Nutrient, hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point process (NACCP).

Paola Gualtieri(1), Laura Di Renzo(1)

1. Section of Clinical Nutrition and Nutrigenomics, Department of Biomedicine and Prevention, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy


175.TS12. Drive to a better tomorrow: Electric Mobility's role in ensuring safety, security, sustainability and social equity in the energy transition.

Luigi Antonio Poggi(1)

1. Head of Marketing & Sales, Strategy, Communications - Ewiva (Joint Venture between Enel X Way and Volkswagen Group), Italy


176.TS12. CBRNe Threat: the dual use of Remotely Piloted Aircraft System.

Pasquale Spanò(1)

1. Department of Public Security, Italian Ministry of Interior, Italy


177.TS12. Natech risk management for plants with major accident risk: a case study.

Francesco Geri(1)

1. Presidency of the Council of Ministers– Department of Civil Protection, Rome, Italy


178.TS12. The evolution of CBRN threats.

Paola Tessari(1)

1. IAI - Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome, Italy


179.TS12. Space Sustainability for CBRNe risk mitigation.

Loredana Santo(1), Fabrizio Quadrini(1)

1. Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy


180.TS12. Laboratory methodology for the characterization of drinking water pollutants to identify possible terrorist attack.

Chiara Telloli(1)

1. ENEA - Fusion and Technology for Nuclear Safety and Security Department (FSN), Nuclear Safety, Security and Sustainability Division (SICNUC), Methods and Techniques for Nuclear Security, Monitoring and Traceability Laboratory (TNMT), Bologna, Italy


181.TS12. Promoting Responsible Chemistry: Risk Mitigation & Countering Chemical Terrorism.

Muhammad Athar Javed(1)

1. Director General, Pakistan House, Islamabad, Pakistan