Call to halve meat and dairy consumption
Global meat and dairy production and consumption must be cut in half by 2050 to avoid dangerous climate change and keep the Paris Agreement on track, is the message of a new Greenpeace report “Less is more”. According to their calculations agriculture, in a business as usual scenario, is projected to produce 52% of global greenhouse gas emissions in the coming decades, 70% of which will come from meat and dairy.
In response to the rising impacts of animal agriculture on the environment, and the climate, Greenpeace is launching a new global campaign calling for a major shift in the way we eat and the way we farm. Greenpeace calls for a 50% reduction of meat and dairy and a significant increase of plant-based in both production and consumption by 2050.