For the Environment

The Climate Crisis Is Urgent. Meatless Monday Can Be Part of the Solution

Take action to fight climate change now by going Meatless Monday.

The global food system, particularly livestock production, plays a major role in climate change. Experts around the world agree that reducing meat consumption is a necessary dietary shift to address the current climate crisis.

Livestock production produces more greenhouse gases than the entire transportation sector –
all the cars, trucks, planes and trains in the world.

Several recent reports describe the great urgency required to reduce climate change, and highlight livestock production as a major contributor to global warming:

• The EAT-Lancet Commission on Healthy Diets From Sustainable Food Systems concluded that a shift to a diet rich in plant-based foods will be necessary to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement

• The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) lists adopting a sustainable diet as a way individuals can mitigate the effects of climate change.

• A study published in Nature identifies food as a major contributor to climate change and environmental harm.

• The journal Climate Policy published an article that identifies a shift from animal to plant protein as an important way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help countries meet their climate change commitments.



Meatless Monday is a simple first step to take action against climate change by reducing meat consumption.

Meatless Monday’s scientific advisor, The Center for a Livable Future at Johns Hopkins University provides resources to demonstrate the relationship between food choices and climate change:

• “The Connections between Diet, People and Planet

• “Global Meatless Monday — for the Environment

Do your part to fight climate change and get involved with the Meatless Monday movement! It’s an ideal start to diet change.

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