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Mission Probable: The EU’s efforts Policy Brief to green security and defence


Perhaps most striking is that an emission reduction target for the military is still out of sight, whereas the EU as such has committed to be climate neutral in 2050. Moreover, traditional advocates for climate change action tend to focus on other sectors, possibly because they fear that for the military climate-security is a topic to justify higher spending or even military intervention. Despite this neglect further strides can be made to use European militaries as green innovators, emission reducers and enablers of environmental peacebuilding and disaster assistance.

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