Calculation of external climate costs for food highlights inadequate pricing of animal products

  title={Calculation of external climate costs for food highlights inadequate pricing of animal products},
  author={Maximilian Pieper and Amelie Michalke and Tobias Gaugler},
  journal={Nature Communications},
Although the agricultural sector is globally a main emitter of greenhouse gases, thorough economic analysis of environmental and social externalities has not yet been conducted. Available research assessing agricultural external costs lacks a differentiation between farming systems and food categories. A method addressing this scientific gap is established in this paper and applied in the context of Germany. Using life-cycle assessment and meta-analytical approaches, we calculate the external… 

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