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Climate and Energy Security Envoy

Volume 502: debated on Monday 7 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the objectives are of his Climate and Energy Security Envoy. (304475)

The objectives for the joint MOD/FCO climate and energy security envoy are:

To broaden and deepen the debate on the security implications of climate change in key countries;

To ensure increased understanding of climate change risks within the security and defence communities and share best practice;

To address the consequences of climate change for regional and global stability, including the benefits for the military in reducing its own carbon footprint;

To help develop a comprehensive policy approach for climate security across the UK Government.