A Climate for War? Climate Change, Energy, Security & Militarism

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November 16, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
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Tamara Lorincz on A Climate for War? Climate Change, Energy, Security & Militarism’s Impact on Climate and the Environment.

Presented by Voice of Women on Thurs. Nov 16.

Tilley Hall, Room 5., UNB. Reception to follow.

Tamara Lorincz is a PhD student at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. She holds a MA International Politics & Security Studies from the University of Bradford, a joint LLB/JSD & MBA specializing in environmental law and management from Dalhousie University and is the former Executive Director of the Nova Scotia Environmental Network and co-founder of East Coast Environmental Law. 

Climate change, energy security and militarism, looking at the military’s impact on the climate and environment and military expenditures versus funding for climate change adaptation and mitigation. Tamara states that this area is hugely important but there are very few people doing any research on it. In 2014, for the International Peace Bureau in Geneva, she wrote an 90-page report entitled “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.”  She has filed Access to Information requests about the military’s impacts on the climate and environment and has information that few others have.

Questions raised include: What are the climate impacts of Canada’s Operation Impact and the US’ Operation Inherent Resolve – the current bombing missions in Iraq and Syria? How are military emission calculated? Are they included in the national greenhouse gas inventories that are reported to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change? What is the peace response to the climate crisis?

Organized by Voice of Women for Peace Fredericton Chapter.

Tamara Lorincz graduated with an MA in International Politics & Security Studies from the University of Bradford in the United Kingdom in 2015. She was awarded the Rotary International World Peace Fellowship for 2013-2014 and was a senior researcher for the International Peace Bureau in Switzerland. She is currently on the board of the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace and the international advisory committee of Global Network Against Nuclear Power and Weapons in Space. She is also a member of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and co-founder of the Vancouver Island Peace & Disarmament Network. Tamara has an LLB/JSD and MBA specializing in environmental law and management from Dalhousie University. She is the former Executive Director of the Nova Scotia Environmental Network and co-founder of East Coast Environmental Law. Her current research focuses on the military’s impacts on the environment and climate change, the nexus of peace, security and sustainable development, gender and international relations, and military sexual violence. Tamara is currently doing a PhD at Waterloo University. http://www.brad.ac.uk/social-sciences/peace-studies/rotary-peace-centre/alumni/2013-14/tamara-lorincz/

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