Tipping Point North South has pulled together its various military spending strands under one new banner: Transform Defence for Sustainable Human Safety is a project comprising a number of elements including the Five Percent Proposal and the case that military spending is an urgent international development issue; the global military’s impact on climate change and … Continue reading TPNS new initiative launched with two new reports and a call to ‘Transform Defence’ on 5th anniversary of Paris Climate Agreement
MEDIA RELEASE 7/12/20 Embargoed until 00.01 Tuesday 8th December 2020 New reports call to ‘Transform Defence’ on 5th anniversary of Paris Climate Agreement Tipping Point North South’s Transform Defence for Sustainable Human Safety initiative launches today with the publication of two reports detailing the staggering cost of military spending to people and the planet. … Continue reading Media Release
British Prime Minister Johnson announced his government's intention to increase defence spending by £24.1 billion over the next four years, on top of existing annual defence spending (around £40bn p/a), and hence amounting to £190 billion over the next four years. That's nearly £200bn for the next 4 years. For what?
What did he just say? Defence Secretary Ben Wallace, speaking of the £24bn increase in defence budget announcement today, told Sky News: "Part of Britain’s overseas assistance is defence and security.'' Mr Wallace insisted the Government was not "abandoning the battlefield of international aid", but stated the "decisions on the numbers" will be revealed by the Chancellor next week. "Do … Continue reading The ‘battlefield of international aid’?
TWO NEW REPORTS RELEASED TO MARK THE PARIS CLIMATE AGREEMENT ANNIVERSARY IN DECEMBER. To coincide with the launch of its TRANSFORM DEFENCE FOR SUSTAINABLE HUMAN SAFETY project, Tipping Point North South will release two new reports. Five years after the Paris Climate Conference it’s time for governments to include the global military in all climate action. On … Continue reading Coming soon: two new reports