President BIPSS, Major General Muniruzzaman (Retd). was invited to speak at the Royal Institute of International Affairs – Chatham House in London. Chatham House also organised a special screening of a forthcoming documentary ‘Age of Consequences’ in which he is also featured. General Muniruzzaman in his capacity as the Chairman of the Global Military Advisory Council on Climate Change (GMACCC) briefed a group of parliamentarians at the House of Commons. The meeting was chaired by Lord Robathan former State Minister for Defence. Subsequently he also took part in another briefing/consultative meeting with the Chair of the Defence Select Committee Dr. Julian Lewis MP at the House of Commons. He also met the Lead Negotiator for Energy and Climate of the European Union at the UNFCC. General Muniruzzaman along with other members of GMACCC met senior scholars and experts from the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies [RUSI] and discussed on issues of Climate Change and its impact on global security.
During this visit General Muniruzzaman was interviewed by BBC World News Television for their primetime show ‘Global’. He also held an extensive consultative meeting with a team of senior editors at the Economist and was interviewed by the ‘China Dialogue’. GMACCC is a consultative body of over 30 retired General and Flag officers drawn from across the world. GMACCC advises governments, the UN, NATO, EU and other international organisations on the security implications of Climate Change. GMACCC under the stewardship of General Muniruzzaman has been a significant voice in major climate negotiations including COP 21 in Paris in 2015.