15 Dec '17, 4pm

How Cities Can Meat the Climate Challenge

By Kari Hamerschlag and Christopher D. Cook Addressing a crowd of mayors gathered in his hometown last week, former President Obama called on the "new faces of American leadership" on climate change to take swift action to spare our children and grandchildren from a climate catastrophe. Twenty-five U.S. mayors signed the "Chicago Charter," affirming a commitment from their cities to meet the Paris agreement target for greenhouse gas reductions by 2025. Many of these leaders made commitments to pursue aggressive strategies like purchasing 100 percent renewable energy and fuel-efficient vehicles. But the list of climate commitments that emerged from the Chicago Charter omitted a critical sector, accounting for about one fourth of global emissions: food As a coalition of dozens of environmental and health groups point out in a recent letter to the signatories of the "We Are S...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/meat-consumption-climate-2517676...

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