A Climate for Leadership: how Australia should respond to increasing disasters


Climate change is a threat to national security that requires real leadership to tackle. How will Australia respond to other security crises if ADF troops are increasingly required to respond to climate-related disasters? Join Admiral Chris Barrie (Ret), former Chief of the Defence Force (1998-2002), for a discussion about leadership and confronting the challenge of climate change. In conversation with Richie Merzian, Climate & Energy program director at the Australia Institute. Hosted by Ebony Bennett, deputy director of the Australia Institute. Only on Australia Institute TV.


  • Admiral (Ret) Chris Barrie AC, Honorary Professor, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre ANU
  • Richie Merzian, Climate & Energy Program Director, Australia Institute
  • Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director, Australia Institute


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