Bond goes green 007’s next mission: climate change

MI6 Chief says countries could be monitored to play fair on their climate pledges

Big Zero Report 2022

Could climate change be the next big James Bond mission and villain?

MI6 will begin monitoring other countries to ensure they are playing fair on their climate commitment pledges.

Giving an interview to Times Radio, the Secret Intelligence Service Chief Richard Moore, known as ‘C’, said: “Climate change is a good example where people sign up to commitments on climate change and it’s perhaps our job to make sure that when people sign up to them that actually what they are really doing reflects what they have signed up to.”

He added: “It’s our job to shine light in places where people might not want it shone.

“Clearly, we are going to support what is the foremost international foreign policy agenda item for this country and for the planet which is around the climate emergency and of course we have a role in that space.”

MI6 Chief said in climate change or anything like that where you need everyone to come on board and to play fair then occasionally just to check, to make sure they are playing fair is a useful thing to do.

Asked whether the Service will have someone in a field with some sort of technical device measuring emissions, he said he likes the image there, but he is not sure that that’s quite what they are doing.

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