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A new UN report which says switching to a plant-based diet can help fight climate change has been branded ‘incredibly important’ for veganism.

The report, compiled by 107 scientists for the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), warned that the high consumption of meat and dairy products in the West is fueling global warming.

Now leading charity Viva! says the information represents an important milestone for the vegan movement.

Important for veganism

“The new IPCC report is an incredibly important milestone for veganism. This is the most thorough report on the impact of animal agriculture on the climate crisis to date and its conclusion is clear,” Lex Rigby, Viva! Campaigns Manager, told Plant Based News.

“The most effective difference we can make on both an individual and governmental level is to go vegan. We urgently need a global switch to plant-based diets if we are to avert catastrophic environmental disaster. 

“We praise the UN on making such a bold statement and welcome this much-needed report. Now, it is time for governments to follow suit and encourage serious change at every level of society. If we are to halt the climate crisis, each individual must choose vegan.”

Maria Chiorando

Maria is a news and features writer for Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle. She was previously the editor of Plant Based News for over 3 years.