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 greenhouse gas emissions, the legacy issues associated with military installations, as well as the exemptions from environmental oversight that militaries often enjoy. Read the military and the environment briefing.

Publications

Report: EU military greening policies: A review of transparency and implementation

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.

Blogs

Twitter: #Military

#Military activities can be detrimental to the environment. In recent years, #EU militaries have promoted "greening" policies to reduce their footprint. We were commissioned by @GreensEFA to examine how effective these policies have been, here's what we found... 1/8 🧵

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