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This short technical paper critically examines the progress that the Ministry of Defence has made in meeting carbon targets at its UK military bases. It concludes that the 2025 targets are very weak, and emission reductions to date are mainly due to non-military action.

May 2023


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SGR's annual journal. Features cover: what would serious climate action look like?; nuclear power problems; human & environmental costs of the Ukraine war; carbon offsets; global military carbon emissions; and much more!

The journal comes with membership of SGR and keeps you up-to-date with our activities.

May 2023

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This report describes an innovative new methodology for estimating global and regional military greenhouse gas emissions, which suggests that the world’s militaries are responsible for 5.5% of global emissions - more than the whole of Russia.

November 2022


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How can philanthropic organisations make sure they’re acting in line with their ethical founding principles and contributing to climate progress? In this introductory guide, Scientists for Global Responsibility (SGR) shows how such institutions can protect the climate in three key ways.

October 2022

These short reports extend SGR's previous research on the financial links between fossil fuel corporations and professional engineering and science organisations. 

May 2022


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Special 30th anniversary edition! Features cover: new era of activist science; growing nuclear weapons threat; mirage of zero emissions flying; energy conservation for peace; fair consumption space; UK military R&D; and much more!

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April 2022

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This short technical paper analyses official data sets on UK military carbon emissions. It finds major discrepancies, and that headline figures considerably understate core emissions – by 36% to 71%.

January 2022

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Responsible Science is SGR's journal in which we explore some of the biggest ethical issues in science and technology today. Features cover: just and sustainable recovery from COVID-19 crisis; overconsumption and climate change; new weapons technologies; geoengineering; nuclear power; killer robots; and much more!

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August 2021

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Militaries are high consumers of fossil fuels – and yet they are frequently exempt from publicly reporting their carbon emissions. This report examines the size of the military carbon footprint in the EU.

Stuart Parkinson and Linsey Cottrell

February 2021

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This report assesses the key environmental impacts of the UK military, arms industry and related sectors - including an estimate of their carbon footprint. Jointly published with Declassified UK.

Stuart Parkinson

May 2020