Greening Defence Podcasts

The Greening Defence podcast investigates how the UK defence sector is working to respond to the challenges and evolving security risks associated with climate change.



In collaboration with our partners at the Conflict and Environment Observatory, this RUSI podcast brings together key figures from across the defence community, industry and academia to discuss how the various military sectors are approaching the challenge, how policy is evolving, whether technology might hold the answer, and what cultural transformations are required to ensure success.

While some changes will be dramatic, others will be about streamlining and improving business-as-usual procedures to ensure our Armed Forces are prepared for every eventuality and to boost their ability to operate on a sustainable footing. Greening Defence seeks to cut through the buzzwords and rhetoric around climate change by providing a meaningful, constructive conversation about the difficulties faced, as well as the substantial global potential for UK Defence.

The views or statements expressed by guests are their own and their appearance on the podcast does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent. Views and opinions expressed by RUSI employees are those of the employees and do not necessarily reflect the view of RUSI.


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Season 1

Welcome to our first season of Greening Defence. Access the latest episodes.

Episode 5: The British Army’s Race Against Climate Change
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Episode 4: A Bet on Technology?
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Episode 3: The Importance of a Greener Culture
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Episode 2: A Sustainable Defence?
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Episode 1: What Does Climate Change Mean for Defence? An Introduction
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