ProVeg responds to Denmark’s proposal to put carbon tax on meat and dairy

Jasmijn de Boo, Global CEO of ProVeg International, said. 

“This is a bold and important step that other countries need to follow. Methane is 30 times more potent than carbon dioxide and accounts for approximately 30% of global warming. Taxation is one way we can tackle this. We also need to encourage a shift to more plant-based diets through public procurement policies, investment in research into alternative proteins, and incentives for farmers to grow food for the plant-based market. Again, Denmark is ahead of the field here too with its Action Plan for Plant-Based Foods that was agreed last year. We encourage other governments to introduce their own strategies to tackle the emissions from the food system.”

Notes to Editors

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About ProVeg International

ProVeg International is a food awareness organization with the mission to replace 50% of animal products globally with plant-based and cultivated foods by 2040. Our vision is a world where everyone chooses delicious and healthy food that is good for all humans, animals, and our planet. 

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