Military Bases: Carbon Emissions

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 28 March 2023.

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Photo of John Healey John Healey Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the MoD Climate Change and Sustainability Strategic Approach, whether his Department has cohered all Defence Estate initiatives with clear prioritisation set against Defence’s emission reduction targets.

Photo of Alex Chalk Alex Chalk The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

Since the publication of the MOD Climate Change and Sustainability Strategic Approach a significant amount of work has been done to understand the implications of our decarbonisation commitments on the Defence Estate. The Strategy for Defence Infrastructure, published in January 2022, sets the ambition for a net zero built estate with a focus on reducing emissions through reducing demand, increasing efficiency, and moving away from fossil fuels. A supporting Estate Sustainability Sub-Strategy is under development, which is already cohering initiatives and will set priorities and policy targets for an holistic approach to decarbonisation of the Estate, and increasing energy security through renewables generation etc.

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