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Posted by on Sep 29, 2014 in General News

VOW Director on the Go

VOW board member Tamara Lorincz represents the International Peace Bureau (IPB) as Senior Researcher. The incredible work Tamara had done over the weekend of September 20th is highlighted below, as well as links to key sources of information on militarization, war, and climate change.


The following information was released by the IPB at:

Sept 17, 2014. IPB’s new report (working draft)  is now released, just in time for the climate change mobilizations in New York in the coming days.  We welcome your comments. Final version (illustrated) will follow in a few weeks.
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
By Tamara Lorincz, Senior Researcher
September 2014
IPB Working Paper, Demilitarization for Deep Decarbonization, September, 2014 
IPB Letter dated August 15, 2014 to SDSN and IDDRI 
The IPB will be in New York for the People’s Converge for the Climate Conference on Saturday, September 20 and the People’s Climate March on September 21 (International Day of Peace)
(1) Tamara Lorincz will be presenting the new IPB working paper, Demilitarization for Deep Decarbonization, at the Converge for the Climate Conference in New York. 

She is presenting with Dr. Michael Klare, William Hartung, Ellen Powell and Judith LeBlanc on Saturday from 9:00-10:30 am at St. John’s University:
(2) Tamara will represent the IPB at the People’s Climate March in New York on Sunday, September 21.
(3) Former IPB President Cora Weiss is presenting at the event “The Things that Make for Peace Event”
Friday, September 19 from 9:20-15:00 at the Church Center for the United Nations 777 UN Plaza (44th St. and 1st Ave.) Find out more here:
Take Action
Find a Climate Event taking place near you this month at 350.org
Join us for the Global Day of Action on Military Spending every April. Find out more here:
In 2015, let’s link the Global Day of Action on Military Spending  to Earth Day, April 22.
About Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project and COP21
Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project (DDPP): 
Green Climate Fund (GCF): 
Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI):
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC): 
Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN):
More info about UN & DDPP 
Some Key Resources on Militarism, War and Climate Change – IPB Recommendations
Books and Publications
Conflict and Climate Change, Booklet and DVD
Movement for the Abolition of War, United Kingdom
Global Warming, Militarism and Nonviolence: The Art of Active Resistance
Book by Marty Branagan
The Impact of Militarism on the Environment
Publication by Physicians for Global Survival Canada
The Green Zone: The Environmental Costs of Militarism
Paying for the Climate Pivot
Article by Emily Schwartz Greco and John Feffer,
The US Military is a Major Contributor to Global Warming
Article by John Lawrence
Web Sites
Costs of War Project
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI): 
Stop the Wars, Stop the Warming: