Climate Crisis & Militarism

Climate Crisis and Militarism Project

Our Mission:

Veterans For Peace Climate Crisis and Militarism Project is part of the world-wide movement to end the climate crisis and promote climate, environmental, racial, and economic justice.  Our emphasis focuses on how US militarism, the single largest institutional source of greenhouse gasses on the planet, fuels the climate crisis.


Ways to Take Action:

COP 27

CCMP's Message to COP 27: 
Make Military Emissions Reporting
Mandatory and Transparent

Stop war saveclimate

Narratives of recent protests where VFP members risk arrest to stress links between militarism & the climate crisis.

Schedule a Presentation

View a short version of our 20-minute slideshow presentation, and schedule a full presentation to your group.

View Videos

View video recordings of our 2022 VFP convention workshop and plenary panel discussions, and other informative videos here.

Downloadable Resources

Communicate the connection between militarism and the climate crisis with brochures, bumperstickers, and more.

Explore Issues

Go deeper into the issues with our carefully curated selection of books, articles and websites.

Track Federal Climate Efforts

We are tracking the federal government’s climate efforts (or lack of same), including the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, and the Biden Administration, especially Climate Envoy John Kerry.

Veterans Voices

Read why members of Veterans For Peace have joined the national project connecting US militarism to the climate crisis - their motivations and hopes.

Read CCMP Statements
Read our statements on reporting of military emissions, foreign policy and more.
Support Congressional Resolution

Ask your MoC to cosponsor resolution that DoD must report and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Take Action Now or Learn More.

Actions We Advocate:

Reducing the unsustainable annual military budget; closing military bases around the world; de-militarizing US foreign policy; and redirecting funds towards mitigating the climate crisis. We conduct programs of public education, engage in coalition-building efforts, and advocate for legislation and policies that address the climate emergency and reduce militarism. All this is in support of Veterans For Peace's foundational goal: to abolish war as an instrument of national policy.

Our Areas of Focus:

  • We promote full reporting of and reduction of US military emissions
  • We support peace, oppose US militarism, and work to reduce and redirect the US military budget for human needs
  • We stand for climate justice and against racism
  • We educate and mobilize fellow veterans, journalists, politicians, workers, environmental activists and the general public about the role of the military in aggravating the climate crisis. 

Steering Committee:

Barry Riesch: Promotional Merchandise; Cindy Piester: Outreach, Presentations (40-60 min); Gary Butterfield: Presentations; Janet Weil: Messaging; Jim Rine: Federal Legislation; Vince Dijanich: Education/Public Speaking, Steve Morse/Just Transition

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Make a Donation

Show your support for our ongoing work to get the word out: Militarism Fuels the Climate Crisis!