Institute for Environmental Security

Advancing Global Environmental Security through
Science · Diplomacy · Law · Finance · Education

EnviroSecurity Action Guide

Action Guide Home > Publications > U.S.: Better Balance Between Climate and Military Spending Urged

U.S.: Better Balance Between Climate and Military Spending Urged image

U.S.: Better Balance Between Climate and Military Spending Urged

"While that ratio represents a huge improvement over the 1:88 dollar ratio allocated by the George W. Bush administration, it may be difficult to sustain, according to the report, because most of the increase in climate-related spending is included in the new administration's stimulus package, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Indeed, 68 billion dollars out of the proposed total of nearly 79 billion dollars that the report estimates Obama's planned climate-related spending comes from the Recovery Act, a one-time appropriation to help the U.S. economy recover from the global financial crisis that broke out last September, according to "Military vs. Climate Security: Mapping the Shift from the Bush Years to the Obama Era."

Publication website ( Webpage - ipsnews.net )

Author(s)Marina Litvinsky and Jim Lobe
PublisherInstitute for Policy Research
Place publishedWashington, D.C.
Date / Journal Vol No.28 July 2009
Pages1
 
 

Themes

Subjects

Institute for Environmental Security Logo