US Army releases climate strategy

It has pledged to achieve net zero by 2050

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The US Army has released its climate strategy to make its units more sustainable and resilient to climate impacts.

It has committed to halving its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030 and achieving net zero by 2050.

As part of the strategy, the Army will now expand disaster response missions in the face of rising droughts and famines, as well as alter its operations.

By 2030, it will run on 100% renewable electricity and field an all-electric non-tactical vehicle fleet by 2035.

All tactical vehicles will be electric, with the correct charging infrastructure in place to cater for this switch by 2050.

Secretary of the Army, Christine Wormuth, said: “The time to address climate change is now. The effects of climate change have taken a toll on supply chains, damaged our infrastructure and increased risks to Army Soldiers and families due to natural disasters and extreme weather.

“If we do not take action now, across our installations, acquisition and logistics and training, our options to mitigate these risks will become more constrained with each passing year.”