Putting animal agriculture onto the global climate agenda
This campaign aims to put the climate impact of food choices related to animal agriculture and meat production onto the global climate agenda and national climate protection strategies.
Demand for animal products has a devastating impact on the environment. Animal agriculture is one of the world’s largest contributors to climate change, responsible for 14.5% of greenhouse gas emissions – more than the entire transport sector. According to the latest research, the top five meat and dairy corporations have larger greenhouse gas emissions than the world’s largest oil producers. This means that shifts in the way we produce and consume our food have enormous potential to positively affect emissions, climate change, and food security. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the livestock sector is one of the most effective ways we can achieve our climate targets and keep global warming below 2⁰C. Yet, thus far, such measures have barely been discussed by world leaders and policy makers.