Waging War on Climate Change with Lt Gen Richard Nugee

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An address by Lieutenant General Richard Nugee, Non-Executive Member for the Defence Safety and Environment Committee, UK Ministry of Defence, reflecting on the outcomes of the COP27 conference in Sharm El-Sheikh and the MoD’s approach to climate change and sustainability

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The 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27), to be held in Sharm El-Sheikh from 6 to 18 November, will build on the outcomes of COP26 to deliver action on an array of issues critical to tackling the climate emergency. These range from urgently reducing greenhouse gas emissions and building resilience, to addressing climate change and its inevitable impacts.

General Nugee analyses the outcomes of the conference, the consequences of climate change over the next 30 years, and how UK defence must evolve to safeguard operational effectiveness.

This event is moderated by Lauren Young, Research Fellow for Organised Crime and Policing, RUSI.

Speaker's biography

Lieutenant General Richard Nugee CB CVO CBE was commissioned into the Royal Artillery in 1986. Prior to his current role, he spent a year leading on climate change and sustainability strategic approaches at the UK Ministry of Defence. Before that, he spent four years as Chief of Defence People. His military career of 36 years includes joint, single service and international appointments.

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