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Posted by on Oct 14, 2014 in General News

“Demilitarization for Deep Decarbonization”: A Report by Tamara Lorincz

“Demilitarization for Deep Decarbonization: Reducing Militarism and Military Spending to Invest in the UN Green Climate Fund and to Create Low-Carbon Economies and Resilient Communities” by VOW Board Member Tamara Lorincz is now published. This is a working paper.

“We are on a path toward dangerous climate change without a radical restructuring of our economy and energy systems. That is the stark scenario presented in the latest working group reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Over the past decade, almost ten gigatonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent has been released into the atmosphere…”

Click here to view the document.

Tamara Lorincz is a VOW board member, and Senior Researcher and writer at the International Peace Bureau.

The working paper will be updated to include info from Tamara’s trip to New York for the recent Climate March, finalized and put into report form and sent out in advance of COP 20 in Lima, Peru. Tamara has stated the following about New York: “The aims of my trip were to represent the IPB at various climate events that took place around the People’s Climate March and the UN Climate Summit. I also went to promote the new IPB report “Demilitarization for Deep Decarbonization” and to speak on the panel “Climate Change & Militarism” at Converge for the Climate Conference.”


The following photos were taken of Tamara at the People’s Climate March in New York City: