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"Less Meat, Less Heat": China's Plan to Drop Meat Consumption Gets Praise

Common Dreams

By Nadia Prupis
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Climate advocates are praising the Chinese government's new dietary guidelines designed to cut meat consumption in half—which would reduce the country's livestock-related carbon emissions by 1 billion tons by 2030.

Li Junfeng, director general of China’s National Center on Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation, said that if China's population of 1.3 billion took up the new guidelines, released once every 10 years, "it is expected that the livestock industry will transform and carbon emissions will be reduced."

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