Forces Focus: Sustainability of operations in a changing climate

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Forces Focus is an opportunity for SMEs and non-traditional Defence suppliers to meet with Front-Line Commands, discuss their requirements and develop new ways of working that can help drive innovation for current and future projects.

OVERVIEW

In defence, the conversation never stops. Forces Focus is designed to bring together Front-Line Commands with SMEs and suppliers for a series of engagements throughout the year. 

Forces Focus offers sustained discussions and provides new perspectives and learning opportunities to crowd-source solutions for problems and roadblocks that hinder the development of key programmes and capabilities. Dstl will host the latest edition discussing sustainability and climate change.

CHALLENGE TO INDUSTRY:

The first step of the Forces Focus programme is a Challenge to Industry. During the course of this video Thomas Odell, Senior Principle Advisor - Climate Change and Sustainability and James Clare, Director of Climate Change, explain the challenges they are currently facing and which they want input from the industry to help solve.

Registration for this in-person roundtable has now closed. If you registered, expect additional information on your registration on Thursday 1st December 2022. If you have any enquiries, please contact forcesfocus@clarionevents.com

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Challenge to Industry

FF Call to Action

The first step of the Forces Focus programme is a Challenge to Industry. During the course of this video Thomas Odell, Senior Principle Advisor - Climate Change and Sustainability and James Clare, Director of Climate Change, explain the challenges they are currently facing and which they want input from the industry to help solve.

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Live Roundtable Discussion

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The challenge will be followed by an in-person meeting of around 40 industry representatives. A series of roundtable discussions addressed different aspects of sustainability. This will enable the industry to get more details in order to propose useful solutions.

Date: 08 December 2022

In Conversation With

MIso Meeting

In the third month of the programme, Dstl will join AVM (retd.) Gary Waterfall, Senior Defence Advisor, Clarion Defence & Security in an In Conversation With (ICW). This will build on the discussions at the live event.

Date: January 2023

Challenge around sustainability of operations in a changing climate

Climate Change is a threat to every part of society, and Defence is no different. Even if net zero targets are met and we’re able to hold global temperature increases to +1.5 degrees, the world will look and feel very different. The MOD may face conflict in new areas, with new adversaries and be forced to fight in different ways. Given the long lead times for some of our capabilities, we must also be prepared for global temperatures to be +2-4 degrees, which could fundamentally and radically change the operating environment we currently know.

To maintain operation advantage in a climate changed world, Defence will need to harness innovation to adapt and mitigate the key risks associated with climate change. Right through from assessing and predicting the problem space, to delivering solutions that will keep our battle winning edge.

This Forces Focus event will give industry the opportunity to understand the evolving challenge that Defence faces, delve into specific areas of interest and begin to work through the issues to ensure industry innovation can be successfully exploited.

Interested in sponsorship? There are limited spaces available for Forces Focus sponsorship allowing you to moderate the panel, connect with Dstl and to have brand promotion.

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