UK military carbon emissions: assessing the latest data

Dr Stuart Parkinson, SGR, examines the latest data on the carbon emissions of the UK military - and reveals new insights on military claims that they are 'greening' their activities. In particular, he points out that historical falls in UK military emissions have resulted predominantly because of reductions in the size and activity level of the military, coupled with decarbonisation of the civilian electricity grid which supplies most military bases. He discusses the implications of this for potential future reductions.

Online publication: 29 September 2023

Slides from presentation given at the Military Emissions Gap conference in Oxford, UK, on 26 September 2023.

Download Stuart's slides here [pdf]

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