Climate change & the military: main outputs

This section lists SGR's main outputs on: military carbon emissions; comparisons between resources used for military activities and those used for tackling climate change; and the links between climate change and conflict.
 

Reports and briefings

Estimating the military’s global greenhouse gas emissions
Stuart Parkinson and Linsey Cottrell; November 2022 [launch 10th Nov]

Comparing official UK statistics for military greenhouse gas emissions
Stuart Parkinson; January 2022

Under the Radar: the carbon footprint of Europe's military sectors
Stuart Parkinson and Linsey Cottrell; February 2021

The environmental impacts of the UK military sector
Stuart Parkinson; May 2020
 

Main presentations*

How war in Ukraine is derailing climate action
Stuart Parkinson; SGR conference (online)/ peace campaigners' day school, Oxford; October 2022

The Russia-Ukraine war and the climate crisis
Stuart Parkinson; ENAAT meeting; June 2022

Does climate change cause war? Or does war cause climate change?
Stuart Parkinson; Science4Society Week webinar; March 2022

COP26, peace and the carbon bootprint of the military
Stuart Parkinson; webinar organised by QCEA, QPSW, NFPB; January 2022

Challenging the military carbon bootprint
Stuart Parkinson; People's Summit for Climate Justice (at COP26), Glasgow; November 2021

The carbon bootprint of the military (update)
Stuart Parkinson; Merseyside Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament webinar; June 2021

Military v climate spending in the UK
Stuart Parkinson; Global Campaign on Military Spending (UK) webinar; February 2021

The carbon bootprint of the military
Stuart Parkinson; Movement for the Abolition of War conference, London; June 2019

Could climate change lead to a nuclear war?
Stuart Parkinson; CND conference, London; October 2017

UK military-industrial interests and climate change
Stuart Parkinson; People's Climate Summit (at COP21), Paris, France; December 2015

Nuclear weapons and climate catastrophe
Philip Webber; SGR conference, London; November 2015

Demilitarization for deep decarbonization
Tamara Lorincz; SGR conference, London; November 2015

Climate change and military conflict
Stuart Parkinson; Movement for the Abolition of War AGM, London; November 2008

Guns and global warming: war, peace and the environment
Stuart Parkinson; Network for Peace AGM, London; February 2007

* all venues in the UK except where indicated
 

Main articles

More fight, less fuel: the military approach to climate change
Stuart Parkinson; Responsible Science blog; June 2021

Will the UK reduce its military carbon emissions?
Stuart Parkinson; Rethinking Security blog; July 2020

UK military carbon footprint equivalent to over six million cars
Stuart Parkinson; Responsible Science blog; May 2020

The carbon boot-print of the military
Stuart Parkinson; Responsible Science journal; January 2020

Military spending hits record levels, while climate finance falls short
Stuart Parkinson; Laboratory News; June 2018

A climate of insecurity
Stuart Parkinson; Responsible Science blog; November 2015

Wind turbines and solar panels into nuclear weapons: the UK's new industrial strategy?
Stuart Parkinson; The Ecologist; October 2015

Climate or military?
Stuart Parkinson; Laboratory News; April 2014

Nuclear weapons over wind turbines? UK R&D policies are warped
Stuart Parkinson; New Scientist; February 2014

War in Libya – the role of the arms and oil industries
Stuart Parkinson; SGR Newsletter; October 2011

Military R&D 85 times larger than renewable energy R&D
Stuart Parkinson; SGR Newsletter; winter 2008
 

Other joint outputs

Decarbonize the military — mandate emissions reporting
Rajeaifar et al; Nature; November 2022

UK military and arms companies produce more carbon emissions than 60 individual countries
Matt Kennard and Mark Curtis, Declassified UK; May 2020

Conflict and climate change (video)
Movement for the Abolition of War; October 2013