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GLOBAL MILITARY EXPENDITURES:

CARBON DIOXIDE RELEASED INTO THE ATMOSPHERE:

U.S. IS TOP ARMS EXPORTER & MILITARY SPENDER :

U.S. CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSION IN 5 YEARS TO FUEL IRAQ WAR:

from  $839 billion to  $1.7 trillion

100 million metric tonnes

10 gigatonnes

$640 billion

Over the past 10 years...

92%

37%

of global total

INTENSE HEAT WAVES, DROUGHTS, HURRICANES, FLOODINGS:

warmest decade on record yet 

Why is spending for the military prioritized over climate spending?

rise

world  MILITARY spending 1988-2013

always

No. 1

$1.7 trillion

2013

ENVIRONMENT VS MILITARY SPENDING  - 2013

USA

UK

CANADA

AUSTRALIA

US$ 35B

US$ 640B

Pentagon

Environmental Protection Agency & Dept of Energy

£3.1B

Ministry of Energy & Climate Change & Dept of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

£37B

Ministry of Defence

CHINA

US$ 188B

Military spending

US$ 30B

Conservation and environmental protection  

BRAZIL

Military spending

US$ 31B

Ministry of Environment

US$ 1.7B

Sustainability, Environment, and Water Portfolio

US$ 2.3B

Environment Canada

US$ 1.3B

Department of Defence

US$ 24B

National Defence

US$ 20B

gallons of petroleum used by weapons systems

PER HOUR

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PEACE & DISARMAMENT PATHWAYS

1. Disarm and demilitarize for climate justice and sustainable development.

2. Reduce and re-direct military spending to climate finance and research, development, demonstration and deployment (RDD&D).

3. Mitigate and adapt to prevent the drastic impacts of climate change in the Arctic, stop its industrialisation and militarization.

4. Convert defence industries into civilian, green industries to create a low-carbon economy.

5. Abolish nuclear weapons and nuclear energy.

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6. Integrate cooperation, peace-building and nonviolence for climate-resilient communities.

Demilitarization for Deep Decarbonization: Reducing Militarism and Military Expenditures to Invest in the UN Green Climate Fund and to Create Low-Carbon Economies and Resilient Communities

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In 2013, the world’s governments spent over USD 1700 billion on the military sector (SIPRI). This is money that could instead be spent on creating jobs for young people, feeding the hungry, protecting us all from the effects of climate change, tackling ebola…and much more.

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