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April 04, 2019 - Le Monde Diplomatique

Combatting climate change: veganism or a Green New Deal?

Combatting climate change: veganism or a Green New Deal?
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Humanity is standing on the brink of catastrophic climate change.

The 2018 Special Report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns that ‘without societal transformation and rapid implementation of ambitious greenhouse gas reduction measures, pathways to limiting warming to 1.5°C and achieving sustainable development will be exceedingly difficult, if not impossible, to achieve’.

How can we begin to think about the societal transformations necessary to achieve these targets?

Over the last year, two very different but increasingly popular and seemingly realistic solutions have emerged to address this question. The first is what can be labelled mainstream veganism; the second is the Green New Deal (GND).

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