What is the connection between eating meat and climate change? Environmentalists upset with UN agency - Newztezz Online

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What is the connection between eating meat and climate change? Environmentalists upset with UN agency


Climate Change:
Environmental organizations are furious at the United Nations agricultural agency FAO. Scientists say that 120 points have been given by the UN agency to deal with environmental challenges, but important points like reducing meat consumption have been left out.

Environmental organizations have started raising questions on the United Nations Agricultural Agency (FAO). Recently the UN agency had released a roadmap report to deal with the climate crisis. Some environmental organizations have been incensed that the roadmap did not include a recommendation to eat less meat. In a report published in 'Nature Food Journal' on Monday, environmental scientists said, "The UN agency's report is not enough for how to end hunger in the world without crossing the 1.5 degree climate change threshold."

Let us tell you that under the Paris Climate Agreement in 2015, many countries of the world had agreed to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Environmental scientists allege that the roadmap issued by the UN agency has left out important things for environmental and health improvements, which especially include reducing meat consumption.

Less consumption of meat is necessary for climate improvement

Many researches show that eating less meat is not only beneficial for combating climate change but is also beneficial for health. FOA also said in December last year that meat consumption is responsible for 12 percent of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions and its impact will increase as meat consumption increases. But the UN agency has not included low production or consumption of meat and dairy in the 120 points of its report. Experts say that this can reduce emissions significantly, they believe that if meat consumption is reduced in America, Oceania and Europe, it will have a positive impact on the environment. Let us tell you that Nature Food Journal has published its report quoting scientists from educational institutions of America, Netherlands and Brazil.

2023 was the hottest year

The temperature of the earth is increasing year after year. The policies implemented to control climate change seem to be ineffective. The recent report of the World Metrological Organization (WMO) revealed that the year 2023 has been the hottest year of the last decade (2014-23).

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