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Greening Government and Defence

DEFENCE DECONSTRUCTED PODCAST

November 12, 2021

On this episode of Defence Deconstructed, David Perry speaks to Nick Xenos and Saleem Sattar on how the government of Canada and the Department of National Defence are working on greening their activities to reduce its carbon emissions.

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.

EPISODE NOTES

Participant Biosgraphies:

  • Nick Xenos is the Executive Director of the Centre for Greening Government within the Treasury Board Secretariat of the Government of Canada. The Centre is working with federal departments and agencies towards zero-carbon, sustainable and climate-resilient government operations. Previous to this position Nick has worked on climate change impacts and adaptation, Arctic science, space policy and infrastructure policy. Nick has a Master’s in Business Administration from Dalhousie University and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Ottawa.
  • Saleem Sattar is the Director General of Environment and Sustainable Management. Working within the Infrastructure and Environment Branch of DND, Saleem leads the development of the Defence Energy and Environment Strategy which supports Canada’s Defence Policy: Strong, Secure, Engaged, the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy and the Greening Government Strategy.

Host Biography:

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

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