The Military and Climate Change: Why we need to include military CO2 emissions in reduction targets and reporting

Marian McNichol Settle Quaker Meeting.

If we are serious about reducing emissions and averting climate crisis then we need to count military use in our calculations. Currently they are not included. Globally the military are talking about reducing their emissions, but don’t be fooled.  Greenwashing isn’t possible when the devastation of war is included.

The climate crisis is the inevitable result of an approach that exploits resources without considering consequences; and part of the problem is the use of military power to protect the interests of the exploiters.

The United Nations calls upon all governments to commit to targets on emissions and to be honest that these targets cannot be met if military activity is not included in the measurement of CO2 (see:

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