Easy to use checklists that allow users to judge the likely effectiveness or military climate mitigation strategies and the quality of emissions reporting.
Event: Climate damage of Russia’s war in Ukraine and the knowledge gap on conflict and military emissions
Official COP28 side event on how to hold the Russian Federation accountable for the climate damage caused by its war in Ukraine, and the need to better account for military, conflict and occupation emissions within the UNFCCC process.
The first international Military Emissions Gap conference took place in September 2023. In this review, members of the conference’s organising working group explore each panel in depth and the questions raised by audience members online and in person.
A one day conference bringing together academia, civil society and industry experts to consider how best to mitigate the military’s contribution to the climate crisis, and how to better understand the emissions footprint of armed conflicts.
Linsey Cottrell assesses NATO’s latest Climate Impact Assessment, its methodology for emissions tracking, and its compendium of best practice on military emissions, providing initial recommendations for how NATO should progress its emissions mitigation activities.
This paper critically examines UK Ministry of Defence claims over reducing greenhouse gas emissions from its UK military bases. It is found that the MOD is on course to exceed these targets, but that is only because the targets are very weak and undemanding.
Bonn Climate Change Conference side event on how the UNFCCC’s Global Stocktake could help close the military and conflict emissions gap.
Report mapping out EU military environmental policies and “greening” initiatives, including the extent to which environmental performance reporting is made publicly available. The review also draws on direct feedback from EU defence ministries on their environmental policies, as well as from other stakeholders with an interest in military environmental policy.