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Pivoting Toward Climate Security: An Interview with Lt. Gen. Richard Nugee (ret.)

Lieutenant General Richard Nugee (ret.) recently joined the International Military Council on Climate and Security (IMCCS) as a senior advisor. He is the Non-Executive Director for Climate Change and Sustainability for the UK Government.  Previously, he spent a year leading the Climate Change and Sustainability Strategic Approach at the Ministry of Defence at the end of his 36-year military career. The following conversation reflects on his pivot toward climate security and his priorities and hopes for future action. It has been edited for length and clarity.

Security Highlights from the Leaders Summit on Climate

U.S. President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. kicks off the virtual Leaders Summit on Climate in Washington, D.C., on April 22, 2021.  By Erin Sikorsky Last week’s Leaders Summit on Climate made history for many reasons -- because of the number…

A Climate Change Framework for the UK’s Ministry of Defence – Lessons for NATO?

By Dr. Marc Kodack The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence (MOD) recently commissioned RAND Europe to examine climate change’s effects on MOD’s activities, and its attendant security implications, to assist the MOD in creating an updated climate change strategy. This examination…