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Climate | The Military Perspective : With MOD Climate Strategy Lead

What does the Military think about the climate crisis?

Three-star general Lt Gen Richard Nugee, and two senior army personnel Lt Col Hugo Stanford-Tuck and Lt Col Damian Flanagan speak out about their understanding of the impacts of the climate crisis on their roles, but also their lives and families in this film we created with the UK MOD. 

As part of our strand of work getting noteworthy voices to speak on climate in unexpected places, we partnered with The Sun newspaper online and in print to distribute this, with the aim of catalysing conversation around climate, but also humanising the process of reacting to it. We’re all in this together and it’s great to see the MOD and Army taking this issue seriously and starting a process of reacting to what is happening to our world. 

‘There is a threat to our way of life through climate change, and we must do something about it’ says Richard Nugee, after the Armed Forces have seen a 60% increase of assistance to climate-related events in the last three years, including wildfires in the North of England and severe flooding in the South.

The Ministry of Defence, in response, is drawing up a report, and plans to make the sector carbon neutral by 2050 to aid the reduction of the UK’s carbon footprint. The report includes plans to make the Military’s land a net sequester and to ensure that all new equipment is as sustainable as possible.