Ministry of Defence (MOD) Climate Change and Sustainability Strategy
The Met Office Hadley Centre supported the Ministry of Defence (MOD) to assess how the future climate might impact their processes and policies.
Some of the ways climate change might impact UK defence include:
- Increases in extreme temperature, providing challenges for personnel
- Increased environmental stresses on equipment and infrastructure
- Increases in extreme UK weather that require military assistance
The Ministry of Defence Climate Change and Sustainability Strategic Approach
To fully understand how climate change might impact the MOD, Lt General Richard Nugee has led a report into how the future climate should be considered in the MOD’s processes and policies. Lt General Nugee’s report is summarised in the MOD’s Climate Change and Sustainability Strategic Approach, published in March 2021.
Scientists from the Met Office Hadley Centre contributed to Lt General Nugee’s report. Our scientists provided expert climate science, meteorological and space weather data, and expertise.
Throughout this work, the Met Office collaborated with organisations, including: