THE INTEGRATED REVIEW
OF SECURITY, DEFENCE,
DEVELOPMENT & FOREIGN POLICY
"2021 will be a year of British leadership, setting the tone for the UK’s international engagement in the decade ahead, through our presidency of the G7 and the Cornwall summit in June, the Global Partnership for Education, which we will co-host with Kenya in July, and culminating in the 26th UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow in November, in partnership with Italy."
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Effective leadership is vital if we are going to successfully manage and mitigate the risks from climate change.
Unfortunately, the terms threat, vulnerability and risk are frequently and mistakenly used interchangeably.
Leaders negotiating international agreements in high-impact risk programmes need to understand both the risks and the opportunities enabled by technological solutions.
The rapid pace of change in science and technology (S&T) is transforming many aspects of our lives, fundamentally reshaping our economy and our society, and unlocking previously inconceivable improvements in global health, well-being and prosperity.
As competition grows between states, S&T will also increase in importance as an arena of systemic competition.
In the years ahead, countries which establish a leading role in critical and emerging technologies will be at the forefront of global leadership.
"Leadership from the UK Government and Governments in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland must result in increasing efforts to adapt to climate change to ensure that societal, economic, and environmental goals remain achievable in the face of climate change."
Climate Change Committee (CCC)
UK's PRIORITY ACTIONS
Tackling climate change and biodiversity loss will be the UK’s international priority through COP26 and beyond.
To accelerate the UK’s transition to net zero by 2050
To accelerate the global transition to net zero
To strengthen adaptation to the effects of climate change that cannot be prevented or reversed
To reverse biodiversity loss by 2030
To drive sustainable and legal use of natural resources
To invest in nature and a ‘nature positive’ economy