Ministry of Defence: Carbon Emissions

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to help achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

Answered on

20 December 2021

Within the Ministry of Defence, we have already started our own decarbonisation journey in support of the UK’s Net Zero Commitment. Our ambition as well as the range of initial actions we are taking are set out in our Strategic Approach to Climate Change and Sustainability.

Working closely with our industrial partners we are supporting the move to cleaner and more efficient technology. As an example, we have already approved the use of up to 50% Sustainable Aviation Fuel in our aircraft sending a clear signal to the commercial market. We are also ensuring that we adapt our capabilities to operate effectively in a climate changed world as well as assessing the impact that climate change will have on global security.

Further information on the progress the Ministry of Defence (MOD) is making can be found in the MOD’s Annual Report and Accounts and our Climate Change and Sustainability Strategic Approach which were both published on

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