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CND is proud to be part of the movement calling for urgent action to deal with the climate threat. The next opportunity to show our support for this demand is in November, as Glasgow hosts the next UN Climate Change Conference – COP26. The main day of action will take place on November 6th.

Protests and actions are taking place across the country, click here to find your nearest event.

Climate not Trident protests

Climate and militarism day of action

  • Thursday, November 4th has been designated the official day of protest to highlight the links between climate change and militarism. Join this event, with speakers including Chair of Scottish CND.

Action

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The threats posed by climate change and nuclear weapons are intrinsically linked.

  • Trident uses massive energy and resources in research, production, operation, dismantling and eventual waste storage – its carbon footprint is enormous. This is in addition to the environmental devastation wreaked by decades of uranium mining, nuclear testing and nuclear waste dumping.
  • Every penny the government spends on Trident is money that could be better spent on tackling climate change by investing in green technologies and renewable energy sources.
  • As climate change leads to increased competition between states over dwindling resources, such as land, clean water and food, the threat of conflict and even nuclear war is increased.
  • Studies suggest even a regionalised nuclear conflict could devastate our eco-system causing mass starvation affecting millions of people.

In the face of two looming catastrophic threats it is more important than ever that we take our planet’s future into our own hands and organise collectively for change. Read more.