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?
The European Parliament has called for the closure of the military emissions gap ahead of COP28 after three amendments on military emissions reporting and decarbonisation were included in its annual climate summit resolution.
The UK government has responded to the House of Commons Defence Committee report on Defence and Climate Change. Linsey Cottrell analyses the key points made, remaining gaps and the road ahead for reducing the UK’s military greenhouse gas emissions.
CEOBS’ Military Emissions Campaigner Ellie Kinney reflects on the first Military Emissions Gap conference, which brought together academia, civil society and military representatives to discuss military and conflict greenhouse gas emissions.
A RAF Typhoon takes part in air defence training over the Baltic region in May 2022. The RAF has set an ambitious target to reach net-zero by 2040, but there are no consistent milestone or targets across other UK Commands. (Credit: NATO) The UK House of Commons Defence Committee has released the Defence and Climate…
NATO’s Vilnius summit saw the publication of three new documents on climate action, including its long-awaited Greenhouse Gases Emission Mapping and Analytical Methodology. In this post, Ellie Kinney examines the summit’s climate outputs and their context.
The IPCC’s failure to mention military or conflict emissions in its recent synthesis report points to a deeper problem. Ellie Kinney explains why solving it will require a concerted effort from states, researchers and civil society.
In this blog, Linsey Cottrell summarises the key findings from our report into the state of “greening” policies across EU militaries.