Amid climate breakdown and the unfolding global transition to Net Zero, many militaries increasingly understand that they too must find ways to reduce their ‘carbon bootprints’. This will demand a fundamental transformation of defence policy, capability, strategy and doctrine. Given the speed at which change must occur, we urgently need to understand how the requirement to retain operational effectiveness whilst decarbonising capabilities and platforms will impact choices about where, when, with whom, with what and for what ends militaries are deployed. 

NETZMIL will assess the actual and potential impact of the UK Government’s Net Zero ambitions on military operations. The projected has been co-designed through consultation with key stakeholders from across UK Defence and NATO. Using the UK as a case study, NETZMIL will illuminate key concerns, challenges and opportunities around how militaries in general can retain operational effectiveness whilst supporting the transition to a Net Zero world.