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Today, the first truly global deal to limit climate change to below 2 degrees Celsius, with an aim of 1.5 degrees, was agreed at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris.
Even small dietary shifts such as swapping chicken for beef or beans for pork can significantly reduce people’s environmental impact.
Young Italians are more and more climatarian at the dinner table, a new Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition (BCFN) survey showed Monday.
With just a week to go until the first ever Climatarian Week, 3-9 July, companies and individuals are pledging their support for a healthy, climate-friendly diet. Among the latest to offer climatarian food and menu choices are LEON Restaurants, Chewton Glen country house hotel and spa and Planet Organic food stores.
Climatarian, a diet designed to help meat eaters cut their carbon footprint, could also help tackle world hunger and achieve United Nations’ sustainable development goals (SDG).
Climates is calling on people to go Climatarian for their health and the planet. A simple switch to a Climatarian diet can save a tonne of CO2 a year and you don't have to give up meat, says Climates. The new network that aims to make it easier to live a climate-friendly lifestyle says simply replacing beef and lamb with pork or chicken in everyday meals can make a big difference.
Climates and the Climatarian diet was the topic of discussion with Harriet Scott and Tim Arthur on BBC Radio London.
Climate change is probably not uppermost in your mind as you stuff your face, but there is now a diet that benefits not only your health but also the planet. Might you consider going climatarian?
As conservation charity WWF launches its new LiveWell range of 'sustainable' meals. notes that 'LiveWell is not the first campaign to attempt to reduce the environmental impact of people's food choices. Earlier this year Climates - a new environmental social networking site - launched its Climatarian diet which it claims can save up to a tonne of CO2 per year for each person.'