Part of the 2012 Sustainability Lecture Series
Rear Admiral Neil Morisetti
UK Climate and Energy Security Envoy
Climate change will act as a risk multiplier, not least in the context of secure, sustainable and affordable supplies of key natural resources (food, water and energy) that are essential for economic prosperity. By virtue of the globalised world that we live in, events many miles away can impact on the interests and security of our nations; therefore, we all need to act to reduce the risks to these key resources. This action will require a strategic approach which looks beyond the normal politica/ planning horizons and will involve all of government, public/ private collaboration and international action. In doing so we should focus on the opportunities, including economic growth.