This November, when world leaders convene in Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt for the 27th UN Climate Change Conference (COP27), veterans in the United States plan to take bold action across the United States to challenge the role of the US military in the climate crisis.
Not only is the US military the largest single institutional emitter of greenhouse gasses, the US military has long been deployed in wars for oil, natural gas, and other resources. The US military is a key player in the climate crisis and simply put, the United States cannot meaningfully address the ongoing climate crisis without ending its ongoing addiction to war and militarism.
That’s why, on Armistice Day, as US negotiators head to COP27 to make speeches about the importance of addressing the climate crisis, Veterans for Peace and allies will convene at the US State Department Headquarters to call on the US Government to live up to its rhetoric by disclosing the carbon impacts of military operations and taking meaningful action to address the climate crisis.
Meet us at 11am at Triangle Park (Virginia Ave. and E St. NW.).
Organized by CODEPINK, Veterans for Peace, ShutdownDC