Belfast Endorses Global Treaty to Promote Climate-Friendly Food Systems

Posted on May 9, 2024

Northern Ireland’s capital city, Belfast, has joined five other UK councils and major world major cities such as Amsterdam and Los Angeles in signing on to a campaign to curb climate change by curbing humanity’s appetite for meat, vegconomist reported. The global Plant Based Treaty calls for the cessation of land use change and ecosystem degradation for animal agriculture, along with the restoration of key ecosystems and a transition to plant-based food systems. “The future of our planet is at stake,” said Councillor Paul Doherty, who brought the motion. “By changing the way we consume food and shifting to a healthier and more sustainable diet, we can make a real impact on dealing with the climate crisis.”

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