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Defence and Climate Change

Inquiry

 

  • What needs to be done to achieve the Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy’s number one international priority of meeting climate change and biodiversity loss commitments over the next decade?
  • What will be the impacts of climate change on future conflict and how are UK Armed Forces adapting to them?
  • Are UK Armed Forces prepared for the probable increase in requests for Military Aid to the Civil Authorities (MACA) tasks as a result of more extreme weather conditions in the UK, and the increased risk of flooding and rising sea levels?
  • With defence alone accounting for half of central government’s greenhouse gas emissions, what should be the MoD’s contribution towards achieving the UK’s net zero target by 2050?

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Friday 24 June 2022.

Upcoming events

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Past events

Tuesday 23 May 2023
2:00pm Public
Defence and Climate Change - Oral evidence 23 May 2023
2:00pm
  • John Kerry (United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate at Executive Office of the President of the United States)
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
Tuesday 21 March 2023
10:00am Private
10:30am Public
Oral evidence session 21 March 2023
Defence and Climate Change - Oral evidence
10:30am
  • Baroness Annabel Goldie, Minister of State
  • James Clare (Director of Levelling Up, The Union, Climate Change and Sustainability at Ministry of Defence)
  • Lt. Gen. Richard Wardlaw OBE (Chief of Defence Logistics and Support at Ministry of Defence)
  • Major General Robert Walton-Knight (Director Strategy and Plans, Defence Infrastructure Organisation at Ministry of Defence)
UK Defence and the Indo-Pacific - Oral evidence
11:30am
  • Baroness Annabel Goldie, Minister of State
  • Nick Gurr (Director of International Security at Ministry of Defence)
  • Brig. Adrian Reilly (Head of International Security at Ministry of Defence)
  • Shimon Fhima (Director of Strategic Programmes at Ministry of Defence)
Room 6, Palace of Westminster
Monday 6 March 2023
1:45pm Private
2:00pm Public
Defence and Climate Change - Oral evidence 6 March 2023
2:00pm
  • David Beasley (Executive Director at UN World Food Programme)
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
Tuesday 28 February 2023
10:00am Private
10:30am Public
Defence and Climate Change - Oral evidence 28 February 2023
10:30am
  • Dr Tim Clack (Co-director at Climate Change and (In)security Project)
  • Maj. Gen. (Rtd) Dr Andrew Sharpe (Director at Centre for Historical Analysis and Conflict Research (CHACR))
Room 16, Palace of Westminster

Contact us

  • Email: defcom@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 3113/6168 (general enquiries) | 020 7219 2996 (media enquiries)
  • Address: Defence Committee, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA