President BIPSS, Major General Muniruzzaman (Retd). has assumed the chair of Global Military Advisory Council on Climate Change (GMAC). GMAC comprises of Generals and Admirals (both serving and retired) from 25 different countries. Headquartered in The Hague, the council works closely with NATO, the European Union, ASEAN Regional Forum and other international bodies on issues related to the security
implications of Climate Change. GMAC has been instrumental in enhancing international understanding on issues of Climate Security. It was one of the key driving forces behind the recent United Nations Security Council resolution on Climate Security and is involved in its follow up discourse. GMAC also issued the international call drawing the attention of the governments and international community to the security dimensions of climate change during the COP 15 in Copenhagen. General Muniruzzaman made the presentation on behalf of the Council.