Climate, Defence, and Security: Weird Bedfellows?

Lieutenant General Richard Nugee CB CVO CBE was appointed as Non-Executive Director for Climate Change and Sustainability at the Ministry of Defence in March 2021. Before this appointment, Lt Gen Nugee wrote the review of the Ministry of Defence’s approach to climate change and sustainability, leading directly to the 2021 Ministry of Defence Climate Change and Sustainability Strategic Approach.
Besides his work on sustainability, Lt Gen Nugee is a retired senior British Army officer. His 36-year military career includes an MBE in 1998, a CBE in 2012, a CVO in 2016, a CB in 2020, and the US Legion of Merit for services in Afghanization. He also held several high-profile roles, including Defence Services Secretary (2015-2016) and Chief of Defence People (2016-2020).