What is Carbon Neutral Peace and Defence and why do we need it?
A concept such as Carbon Neutral Peace and Defence can help nations – and citizens – to fully see, and assess the carbon burden of their respective militaries in the round and therefore, devise the ways in which they must, like every other aspect of human activity, fully decarbonise.
An attempt to offer up a framework that tries to envision how we get a much better deal for the world’s citizens from the abject failure of past and current foreign and defence policies that sees us stagger from one war to the next; the world carved up according to spheres of influence; stupid narrow mindsets prevailing over catastrophic climate change and more than 6 million dead due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
To fully comply with the urgent need to reach zero-carbon, we call upon STOCKHOLM+50 to take account of a climate change ‘elephant in the room’ – unreported global military emissions.
A message to COP26 – the global military and big oil remain indivisible. Climate chaos shows us it’s a relationship that has had its day. So, what next?
To coincide with this and the UN General Assembly meeting September 14-27, Tipping Point North South’s Transform Defence project publishes its updated briefing