The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is responsible for implementing the nuclear elements of the UK Government’s Global Threat Reduction Programme.
The Global Threat Reduction Programme is aimed at the non-proliferation of weapons or materials of mass destruction through the establishment of cooperative threat reduction projects with key partner nations.
The Global Threat Reduction Programmes includes the UK contribution to the Global Partnership against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction Programme, a $20b ten year programme agreed at the G8 Summit at Kananaskis, Canada in 2002 to address the nuclear, chemical and biological legacies of the Former Soviet Union, initially Russia.
At Kananskis, the UK committed up to $750 million over ten years to fund projects in pursuit of the Global Threat Reduction Programme aims.
The Ministry of Defence is responsible for implementing the chemical weapons destruction and biological elements. The Global Threat Reduction Programme is overseen by a UK Ministerial Oversight Board led by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
This website is the focal point for the nuclear and radiological elements of the UKs Global Threat Reduction Programmes providing information on the programme the UK is supporting to address non-proliferation, disarmament, counter-terrorism and nuclear safety.
The Global Threat Reduction Programme: sixth annual report was published on February 12th 2009.