“Always money for war”, reflecting on COP28

Ellie Kinney reflects on the role that militaries played in COP28, whether behind closed doors, centre stage, or by their absence, and on the prospects for international action on military and conflict emissions at COP29.

What to expect on militarism, conflict and climate at COP28

Ahead of arriving in Dubai for COP28, Ellie Kinney outlines the key topics and trends at the intersection between climate change, conflicts and peace. As global military emissions rise, and with new and protracted conflicts capturing international attention, how is this impacting climate diplomacy?