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Nobel Peace Prize: Will Rajendra Pachauri chair of the IPCC Finally Address the Impact of Militarism on Climate Change PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 13 October 2007 01:36

2007 October 13

Nobel Peace Prize: Will Rajendra Pachauri chair of the IPCC Finally Address the Impact of Militarism on Climate Change

PEJ News-Joan Russow PhD- Global Compliance Research Project - On September 7, 2007 at the end of the plenary of the meeting on Climate Change at the United Nations, I gave Rajendra Pachauri, Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a declaration which called upon the IPCC to seriously address the Issue of Militarism and acknowledge that nuclear energy is not the solution to climate change. I mentioned to him that at this conference Militarism was the “elephant in the Room” and I urged him to seriously considered the following statement that had been prepared at the conference.

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The IPCC has received the Nobel Peace Prize because Climate Change has been recognized as an issue that if not resolved could lead to violent conflict. To be worthy of this award the IPCC must finally address the impact of militarism on Climate change.

The following Declarations was presented to him on September 7 2007, in New York at the UN meeting on climate change, "challenge of Climate Change".

IMPACT OF MILITARISM CANNOT BE IGNORED

During the September 5-7 DPI/NGO Conference on Climate Change, several members of the NGO community involved in the Militarism/nuclear matters and in the Peace Caucus gathered to draft a Statement expressing their concern about the failure to address the impact of militarism on climate change.

This Statement was presented at the end of the Plenary to the Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. If the leaders are to address "challenge of Climate Change" they cannot ignore the impact of militarism on climate change.

"Militarism: the Elephant in the Room. DPI/NGO Climate Change Conference"

New York, September 7, 2007:
Declaration by NGO military/nuclear matters breakfast networking meeting, and the NGO Peace Caucus at the DPI/NGO Climate Change Conference:

In 1992, at the UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), most member states of the United Nations negotiated, subsequently signed and ratified the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, whose objective was to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We:

(i) demand that the DPI not be silent and refer to military and nuclear matters in all its activities;

(ii) call upon the member states of the United Nations to act on the commitment in Chapter 33 of Agenda 21, to reallocate military expenses;

(iii) call upon the UNGA to acknowledge the inextricable link between climate change and conflict over resources, such as oil, water etc.;

(iv) call upon member states of the United Nations to act on the commitments made in Beijing, in 1995 at the Fourth World Conference on Women, to ensure that all corporations, including transnationals, comply with international law, including international environmental law;

(v) call upon the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to investigate and estimate the full impact on greenhouse gas emissions by the military and demand that each state release information related to the greenhouse gas emissions from the production of all weapons systems, military exercises, from war games, weapons testing, military aviation, environmental warfare, troop transfer, military operations, waste generation, reconstruction after acts of violent interventions etc.;

(vi) support the call for the disbanding of NATO, whose collective activities have contributed to, not only the perpetuation of the scourge of war and the violation of international peremptory norms, but also the substantial release of greenhouse gas emissions.

If citizens are willing to do their part in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, member states of the United Nations must stop subsidizing the fossil fuel and military industries and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) must discontinue its promotion of nuclear energy – the most hazardous and expensive form of energy known- as the solution to climate change.

The climate and the web of life are in a state of crisis now. "We the peoples" must be bold and act now. We cannot be silent."

JUST REPORTED THAT RAJENDRA  PACHAURI JUST ENDORSED US/INDIA NUCLEAR ENERGY DEAL
Rajendra Pachauri has come out in favour of nuclear energy. The chair of the Intergovernmental panel of Climate Change, the co-recipient of the Nobel Peace prize fails to recognize the inextricable link between nuclear energy and the development of nuclear arms.

Today It was just reported in DailyIndia.com that Rajendra Pachauri supports Indo-US nuclear deal.

In an interview to a foreign news agency, Pachauri said, "...I thought that the deal that we had struck with the US, which our Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had sort of spent so much of time and effort in coming up with, should go through and I hope it goes through." (ANI)

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