Brighter Green participated in a live streamed side-event at the Bonn Climate Conference on June 7, 2022. We joined ProVeg International, World Animal Protection, and a number of other organizing partners in the event. The event, “Unlocking the potential of protein diversification to build resilient food systems” was on Tuesday June 7 at 13.15 CET.
Animal agriculture currently accounts for 20% of total GHG emissions, and that is only one of its negative impacts. Global demand for meat is rapidly increasing, which will only make matters worse. We know it’s time to radically transform the way we produce food, and transforming the way we produce protein is a critical part of creating a more sustainable food system.
Plant-based foods and cellular agriculture can help make our food system more climate-friendly. Indeed, the IPCC’s AR6 report said:
“Dietary change in regions with excess consumption of animal-sourced foods to a higher share of plant-based foods has both mitigation and adaptation benefits along with reduced mortality from diet related non-communicable diseases, health, biodiversity and other environmental co-benefits.”
It’s key that we diversify protein sources, which must include removing animals from the equation. We can transform our food systems, but we need policies in place to do so. Join us for a conversation about protein diversification, and how government, civil society, and the business community can work together to create resilient, just and climate-compatible food systems.
The event was open to delegates to the Bonn Conference and the video of it can be viewed below in the embedded player or via the YouTube website or app.