ACTION ALERT: Stop Excluding Military Pollution from Global Climate Agreements

October 12th, 2021 - by World BEYOND War, CODEPINK, et al.

To: Participants in COP26 UN Climate Conference,
Glasgow, Scotland, November 1-12, 2021

World BEYOND War, CODEPINK, et al.

(October 11, 2021) — As a result of final-hour demands made by the U.S. government during negotiation of the 1997 Kyoto treaty, military greenhouse gas emissions were exempted from climate negotiations. That tradition has continued.

The 2015 Paris Agreement left cutting military greenhouse gas emissions to the discretion of individual nations.

The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, obliges signatories to publish annual greenhouse gas emissions, but military emissions reporting is voluntary and often not included.

NATO has acknowledged the problem but not created any specific requirements to address it.

There is no reasonable basis for this gaping loophole. War and war preparations are major greenhouse gas emitters. All greenhouse gas emissions need to be included in mandatory greenhouse gas emission reduction standards. There must be no more exception for military pollution.

We ask COP26 to set strict greenhouse gas emissions limits that make no exception for militarism, include transparent reporting requirements and independent verification, and do not rely on schemes to “offset” emissions. Greenhouse gas emissions from a country’s overseas military bases must be fully reported and charged to that country, not the country where the base is located.

• We encourage individuals and organizations to sign the petition below SIGN HERE.

• We also ask organizations to sign a similar petition created by Conflict and Environment Observatory here

• We encourage groups and individuals to organize events to advance this message on or about the big day of action in Glasgow on November 6, 2021. Resources and ideas for events are here.

World BEYOND War and CODEPINK and allies will be delivering the petition in Glasgow.

The Petition Has Been Signed By:   

World BEYOND War • CODEPINK: Women for Peace • Stop the War Coalition • Extinction Rebellion Peace • Veterans For Peace • Environmental Defense Institute • World Without War and Without Violence • Extinction Rebellion GreyPower • International Peace Bureau • Swords Into Ploughshares • Friends of the Earth Australia • Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom • Frontline Action on Coal • Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament • Grand Parents Climate Campaign • Global Campaign on Military Spending • Our Climate Declaration NZ • Pax Christi • Climate Action Leicester and Leicestershire • Peace & Justice (Scotland) • Micronesia Climate Change Alliance • Physicians for Social Responsibility • Sierra Club Maryland Chapter • Global Campaign for Peace Education • Transition Edinburgh • Protect All Children’s Environment • International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR) • Solar Wind Works • 1000 Grandmothers for Future Generations • 350 CT • 350 Eugene • 350 Humboldt • 350 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