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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
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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)

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