Open Letter to UN Sec General as we enter 6th month of Russia’s invasion

As we enter the sixth month of the Russian invasion of Ukraine TPNS has written an Open Letter to Antonio Guterres. It calls on him to consider concrete proposals that address runaway military spending and excess profits by defence companies. Is excessive military spending coupled with defence industry excess profits a legitimate source to tap … Continue reading Open Letter to UN Sec General as we enter 6th month of Russia’s invasion

Stockholm+50 and Global Military Emissions: Ideas for Discussion

To mark the UN gathering Stockholm+50, Transform Defence has published its briefing Stockholm+50 and Global Military Emissions: Ideas for Discussion. We are honoured to have the foreword written by Professor Saleemul Huq , Chair of the Expert Advisory Panel for the Climate Vulnerable Forum. Global military emissions elude mention, let alone inclusion, in formal debates … Continue reading Stockholm+50 and Global Military Emissions: Ideas for Discussion

Russia-Ukraine: one more conflict fuelling climate chaos

One month on from the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the DEC, UNICEF, Oxfam and others continue to raise funds for the desperate bombed out children, women and men of Ukraine. All focus is on the immediate humanitarian needs, as the world waits in hope for a ceasefire that will lead to negotiations that will bring … Continue reading Russia-Ukraine: one more conflict fuelling climate chaos

COP26 Global military emissions & net zero

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lI5itnxaUkA TRANSFORM DEFENCE:  PRE-COP26 MEDIA & RESOURCES PACK In advance of COP26 (1-11 Nov), TPNS is releasing its Transform Defence media and resources pack.  We aim  to draw public, media and political attention to the absence of any official COP26 discussion on the role of military greenhouse gas emissions on climate change and therefore, the … Continue reading COP26 Global military emissions & net zero