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The Importance of Changing Diets for Climate Mitigation

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World leaders have agreed on the goal of limiting global mean temperature rise to no more than 2° Celsius above pre‐industrial levels. At the COP21 Paris climate change conference in December, 2015, the food system was nearly absent from conversations about reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Shifting to renewable energy and changing the way we travel are critical – but will these changes be enough to avoid catastrophic climate change if current dietary trends continue? This video summarizes a report by the CLF on the roles of changing diets and reducing food waste in climate change mitigation. Brent Kim, co-author of the report, explains why we can’t keep ignoring the elephant – or the cow – in the room.
Link to the report:
http://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/johns-hopkins-center-for-a-livable-future/research/clf_publications/pub_rep_desc/the-importance-of-reducing-animal-product-consumption-and-wasted-food-in-mitigating-catastrophic-climate-change.html

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