Greening British Defence


November 5, 2021

In this new episode of Defence Deconstructed, David Perry is joined by Julia Powell to discuss how the UK is working towards greening its defence.

This episode is made possible thanks to the support of the Department of National Defence’s MINDS program

Defence Deconstructed is brought to you by Irving Shipbuilding and Boeing.


Participant Biography:

  • Julia Powell’s varied and distinctive professional profile has been gained across the private, public and charitable sectors in the UK and overseas.  She was the lead advisor for Defence Training Estate within the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) on Environmental Appraisals and managed projects, including the introduction of Attack Helicopter flying training across UK Training Areas, as well as providing environmental and planning advice on military development projects. Following completion of a Masters in Environmental Law she moved into the environmental policy specialism, covering the design and delivery of public sector strategy, policy and regulation. Following a year as an integral part of Lt Gen Richard Nugee’s Climate Change and Sustainability Review Team, the successful design and launch of the MOD CC&S Strategic Approach, Julia is now part of the new Directorate tasked with delivering the Strategic Approach. Her current focus is on building a policy team to with the role of reducing emissions, maximising the benefits from the MOD’s rural estate, embedding sustainability and carbon into Defence decisions, and driving understanding of climate security.

Host Biography:

  • Dave Perry: Senior Analyst and Vice President with the Canadian Global Affairs Institute.

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