World’s militaries avoiding scrutiny over emissions

World’s militaries avoiding scrutiny over emissions

Countries do not have to include armed forces’ emissions in their targets despite estimates sector creates 6% of greenhouse gases

Armed forces are among the biggest polluters on the planet but are avoiding scrutiny because countries do not have to include their emissions in their targets, scientists say.

The world’s military combined, and the industries that provide their equipment, are estimated to create 6% of all global emissions, according to Scientists for Global Responsibility (SGR).

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