Military and the environment

In spite of growing awareness among militaries of the need to reduce the environmental impact of their operations, whether domestically, during peacekeeping operations or during wartime, the environmental bootprint of military operations remains considerable. Of particular concern are the legacy issues associated with military installations, as well as the exemptions from environmental oversight that militaries often enjoy.



Brexit, chemicals legislation and the UK defence sector

Peacetime environmental legislation can help reduce the use of hazardous materials in conflicts. In this blog Linsey Cottrell and Doug Weir examine the impact of EU REACH legislation on the European defence industry, and the implications of a hard Brexit for efforts to reduce the polluting footprint of the UK MoD.

The (other) war against whales

There is a war being waged against whales, and it is being fought with noise, and it has left scientists and conservationists concerned about the potential impact of military noise on the wider marine ecosystem as a whole. Are naval activities bound by environmental norms, or will the damage continue in the name of national security?

Twitter: #Military

We need to start being clearer about the relationship between the #ClimateCrisis and war. This piece by @emorwee is an example of why we can't just focus on the #military emissions from the preparations for war or during them (thread)

The climate cost of war

A declared war with Iran would almost certainly doom the effort to prevent climate catastrophe.

The latest chapter in the ongoing dispute between the US and #SouthKorea over the bill for #environmental remediation at its #military bases - the South Korean government will clean four bases and then send the US the (estimated) bill for $92,710,000

US agrees to immediately return 4 military bases to S. Korea

Process of returning Yongsan Garrison to South Korea underway

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