Briefings, submissions and reports
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.
This report explores the military emissions ‘reporting gap’, both in peacetime and war. Critically, it offers a much needed robust series of proposals to address this within the UNFCCC process.
This is the companion advocacy and outreach briefing for the report ‘Military and Conflict-Related Emissions: Kyoto to Glasgow and Beyond’.
This report shows that military spending and arms sales have a deep and lasting impact on the capacity to address the climate crisis, let alone in a way that promotes justice. Every dollar spent on the military not only increases greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, but also diverts financial resources, skills and attention away from tackling one of the greatest existential threats humanity has ever experienced.
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 aims to illustrate the various ways in which military emissions and spending are relevant to the economic, environmental and climate justice aspects of GND thinking and planning.
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.
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.
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.
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]