Food Security

Rich nations could see ‘double climate dividend’ by switching to plant-based foods

Nations are starting to adopt more plant-based food. Image: REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Ayesha Tandon

Science Journalist, Carbon Brief


Our Impact
The Big Picture
Explore and monitor how Food Security is affecting economies, industries and global issues
Crowdsource Innovation
Get involved with our crowdsourced digital platform to deliver impact at scale

Stay up to date:

Food Security

Changes in greenhouse gas emissions from 54 high-income countries adopting the EAT-Lancet planetary health diet.
Net GHG emissions reduction. Image: Sun et al (2022)

Changes in carbon sequestration from 54 high-income countries adopting the EAT-Lancet planetary health diet.
Net carbon sequestration. Image: Sun et al (2022)

Carbon sequestration (left) and potential greenhouse gas reductions (right) from “animal products” (top), “mixed products” (middle) and “plant-based products” (bottom).
+5 GtCO2e sequestration and on the right shows −0.01 GtCO2e emissions. Image: Sun et al (2022)

Have you read?


What is the World Economic Forum doing to help ensure global food security?

Don't miss any update on this topic

Create a free account and access your personalized content collection with our latest publications and analyses.

License and Republishing

World Economic Forum articles may be republished in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public License, and in accordance with our Terms of Use.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author alone and not the World Economic Forum.

Related topics:

Food SecurityAgriculture, Food and Beverage


Global Agenda

The Agenda Weekly

A weekly update of the most important issues driving the global agenda

Subscribe today

You can unsubscribe at any time using the link in our emails. For more details, review our privacy policy.

This Company Dehydrates Produce For Reducing Food Waste

Libby Leonard

November 29, 2022

About Us
Partners & Members
Language Editions

Privacy Policy & Terms of Service

© 2022 World Economic Forum