Climate benefits of changing diet

  title={Climate benefits of changing diet},
  author={Elke Stehfest and Lex Bouwman and Detlef P. van Vuuren and Michel den Elzen and Bas Eickhout and Pavel Kabat},
  journal={Climatic Change},
Climate change mitigation policies tend to focus on the energy sector, while the livestock sector receives surprisingly little attention, despite the fact that it accounts for 18% of the greenhouse gas emissions and for 80% of total anthropogenic land use. From a dietary perspective, new insights in the adverse health effects of beef and pork have lead to a revision of meat consumption recommendations. Here, we explored the potential impact of dietary changes on achieving ambitious climate… 

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