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COP28 Climate Conference To Serve Mostly Vegan Menu

August 2023

Raising livestock for meat, eggs, and milk generates greenhouse gas emissions—the second highest source of emissions and greater than all transportation combined. It also uses about 70 percent of agricultural land and is one of the leading causes of deforestation, biodiversity loss, and water pollution.

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The upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) will consider animal agriculture's adverse impact on the environment by serving mostly plant-based food options throughout the event.
Sultan Al Jaber, the Presidency-Designate of COP28, which will take place in Dubai this November, confirmed that plant-based food choices will be prioritized for the first time in the climate summit’s history.

The decision comes after years of persistent calls from activist groups, urging COP28 to recognize and confront the substantial environmental impact of animal agriculture, in part by making the menu fully plant-based, setting an example for the rest of the world.


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