Emergencies: Climate Change

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 20th November 2018.

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Photo of Virendra Sharma Virendra Sharma Labour, Ealing, Southall

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 13 November 2018 to Question 188095 on Emergencies: Climate Change, what steps he is taking to ensure that defence infrastructure is not compromised by incidents related to climate change.

Photo of Mark Lancaster Mark Lancaster The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

A Climate Resilience Delivery Plan has been developed to improve the implementation of climate resilience across the estate. The plan aims to ensure that defence infrastructure and the estate is assessed against the risks presented by our changing climate.

Initial focus has been on incorporating climate risk as part of overall risk management. The Climate Impacts Risk Assessment Methodology is the Ministry of Defence's key tool for improving climate resilience of the estate.

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