The government of Canada is planning to launch Operation Desert Storm in a bid to stop the spread of desertification and climate change in parts of the country.
It will involve deploying troops to fight the desertification crisis, including the deployment of up to 100,000 troops and a full deployment of the navy to Canada’s northern territories.
The plan comes after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by half by 2050.
He announced the plan on Wednesday.
The new plan will see troops deploy to protect Canada’s coast from the rising waters of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and to protect the Arctic from climate change.
The military will also take part in operations in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, and in the Arctic Ocean, where Canada has deployed naval ships.
The Canadian government will send military advisers to Canada as part of Operation Desert Patrol, which will last for two years.
Operation Desert Command will include 1,500 soldiers from the Royal Canadian Navy, the Canadian Forces, the RCMP, and other Canadian forces, according to a statement from the military.
The Canadian Forces has been deploying to the Pacific and Arctic since the late 1990s to provide a response to Arctic ice conditions, and it will continue to do so until 2025, according the statement.
The deployment comes as part the country’s first military exercise in the Pacific.
The exercise will be held at a location in the Northern Territories, and involve the deployment to and from the Pacific Ocean of up the 2,000 members of the Canadian Armed Forces.
The Navy will be deployed in the Gulf to support the military operation, as well as the RCMP and the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary.
This is the second deployment for Operation Desert Strike, which has been in place since August 2018.
“The deployment is part of our commitment to ensure the safety of our citizens and to ensure that we are ready to protect our coasts and territories,” said Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan.
In addition to the Canadian forces and the navy, the military will be providing support to the UN peacekeeping force in the South Pacific.
That force is expected to be deployed to the southern Philippines, where more than 60,000 refugees are waiting to be resettled.