COP 28

COP 28


COP28 is almost upon us so here is more information on the military emissions and military spending events which will take place in Dubai: four official side events and two in the International Climate Dialogue Pavilion. (See below).

Our colleague Deborah Burton of Tipping Point North South will be representing MAW as well in Dubai. MAW has contributed towards the funding for her trip. Live streamed meetings at which she will be speaking are in bold type.

Professor Neta Crawford whose work on the Costs of War project has helped to inform our campaigning and who attended our meeting at COP26 in Glasgow will also be speaking at some of the meetings.

In addition to the six meetings in the Blue Zone, there will be an online event via Zoom live from Dubai:

Some insights into COP 28: What is happening on the ground? An hour of informal conversation with activists on the ground at COP28. They will tell us about their efforts to move military issues up the climate agenda, and to foreground demilitarisation as a strategy for climate justice. Speakers will include Nesmah Mansoor Ali (Yemeni Peace Track Initiative and WILPF) Rula Asad, (feminist researcher, journalist, co-founder of the Syrian Female Journalists Network) and Deborah Burton (Tipping Point North South)
Dec.8 2023 2pm via Zoom (18.00 GST Dubai; 09.00 EST East Coast; 15.00 CET EU)
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

The official side events will be live-streamed on the UNFCCC YouTube channel
(London time is 4 hours behind Dubai time so 10am Dubai is 6am London.)

02.12.2023 11:30 – 13:00 International Climate Dialogue Pavilion
War, Carbon and Infrastructure: Conflict and the Military Emissions Gap
In collaboration with Perspectives Climate Group, Germany, and the Taiwan Climate Partnership

04.12.2023 11:30—13:00 Official Side Event
Win-win for climate and gender justice & peace: Acting on military spending and military emissions.
Why is militarisation one of the key obstacles to mitigating the climate crisis? Speakers will include Deborah Burton and Neta Crawford.
Organisers: WILP, Drexel University, Environmental Law Institute (ELI), TPNS

04.12. 2023 18:30—20:00 Official Side Event
Climate Damage of Russia’s war in Ukraine and the knowledge gap on conflict and military emissions.
Government of Ukraine – Government of Georgia – Initiative on GHG accounting of war.
Organisers: Conflict and Environment Observatory – Ukrainian non-governmental organisations

05.12.2023 15:00—16:30 Official Side Event
Grassroots Feminist Perspectives on Demilitarization for Climate Justice
Grassroots Global Justice Alliance (GGJ) Climate Justice Alliance (CJA) Just Transition Alliance (JTA) National Farmers Union (NFU)

06.12.2023 18.30-20.00 International Climate Dialogue Pavilion
With military emissions now on the climate agenda, should global military spending be part of the climate finance and Loss and Damage debate? If so how?
In collaboration with Perspectives Climate Group, Germany and the Taiwan Climate Partnership. Speakers will include Deborah Burton and Neta Crawford but unfortunately it won’t be live-streamed.

10.12.2023 11:30-13:00 Official Side Event

Shifting money and power: true transformational climate action as a peace and justice multiplier.
Focusing on a rights-based approachto climate action, this event explores how money and power shifts in current economic, energy and military could help accelerate urgent transformational climate action for a more just ad peaceful world. Speakers will include Deborah Burton
Co-hosts: Quakers in Britain, Quaker Earthcare Witness, SGI-UK, Friends World Committee for Consultation/QUNO.