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World’s Most Polluting Nations Spend Twice as Much on Border Militarization Than Climate Crisis

HeadlineNov 04, 2021

A new report from the Transnational Institute finds that some of the world’s most polluting countries have spent over twice as much on border enforcement than on combating the climate crisis. The worst offenders are Canada, the U.S., Australia and the U.K. Additionally, the world’s largest fossil fuel companies are employing the same companies that receive government contracts to militarize their borders. Activist Kumi Naidoo responded, “It’s unacceptable that rich countries are building a 'Climate Wall' and spending more on arming their borders than on tackling the root causes that drive climate-linked displacement.” Click here to see our interview with Kumi Naidoo.

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