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Greening Defence

Nov 17, 2022

As the Greening Defence podcast concludes, the hosts come together to reflect on how the conversation about climate change has evolved within UK defence, where there is more work to be done, and what defence might need to do to make sure it is resilient for a climate changed future.

Across the first seven episodes, 11...

Nov 3, 2022

With an ambitious goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2040, how does the RAF perceive the threat of climate change, and how does it plan to accelerate the pace of mitigation?

Lieutenant Colonel Alistair Beard and Dr Sarah Ashbridge have the honour of hosting Air Chief Marshal Sir Mike Wigston, Chief of the Air Staff,...

Oct 20, 2022

How is the UK’s Senior Service both adapting to and mitigating the effects of climate change for future operations in the naval domain?

Hosts Dr Sarah Ashbridge and Lieutenant Colonel Alistair Beard are joined by Rear Admiral Paul Beattie, Director Naval Staff within the Royal Navy, to explore what he describes as the...

Oct 6, 2022

What does climate change mean for the land domain, and how is the British Army working to reduce emissions now and in the future?

‘What does climate change mean for our roles?’ is a difficult question to answer when posed by service personnel. To address this, the Greening Defence team has spoken with...

Sep 27, 2022

Future technology is often viewed as an all-encompassing answer to climate change, even in the defence sector. The armed forces have placed a bet on technology with the expectation that technological breakthroughs will facilitate their ability to operate in environments affected by climate change.