Briefings, submissions and reports
This report focuses specifically on the military-oil industry relationship to reveal its role in climate breakdown. It argues that we must start to quantify, expose and act upon the climate burden put upon people and planet by the world’s big military spenders.
The research in this ‘Value for Money’ report provides detailed evidence that helps us to make the case for why the time has come to update and modernise current defence and security thinking – and spending – in order that we can better deal with the greatest threats to our collective safety: climate change and pandemic.
This briefing pulls together the various ways in which the global military as whole – and primarily the top 20 spenders and arms sellers – impact on the SDGs and on climate change.
The impact of military spending on the development narrative is huge and it is as every bit as central to understanding power, poverty, economic crises and unjust distribution of resources as other structural issues (and civil society campaigns) such as debt, trade, tax, climate change and most recently the ‘war on drugs’.
Download Runaway military spending and emissions: an urgent overlooked international development issue [PDF]
Download ‘The $1 trillion yellow line that we need to return to’ briefing paper [PDF]
Download ‘Approaching the $2 trillion redline’ briefing paper [PDF]
Download ‘The Military Industrial Complex How I Learnt to Stop Worrying and Love the F-35 Lightning Jet‘ report [PDF]
Download “Through The Looking Glass: BAE Systems, Corporate Social Responsibility and war, insecurity and climate change” report [PDF]
Download ‘Weapons, Walls & Oppression: the EU/UK/Israel military relationship‘ report [PDF]
Download ‘You say ‘don’t buy,’I say ‘don’t sell.’ Let’s call the arms trade off‘ report [PDF]
Download ‘Climate Change & EU Foreign, Security And Defence Policy‘ briefing paper [PDF]
Download ‘A brief introduction to Green New Deal Plus‘ report [PDF]
Download ‘Hearts and minds: the military, movies & gaming‘ position paper [PDF]