The UN government meeting was held in August 2019. As a result, attention has focused on food as a measure to prevent global warming.
This time, I would like to introduce the contents announced by the United Nations.
- How does vegan actually help the environment?
- How is the world working as a measure against global warming?
- I sometimes hear about IPCC, but what?
Meal rankings that prevent global warming
Eight kinds of meals and the possibility of reducing greenhouse gases are evaluated.
According to that,
1st place: Vegan (does not contain food of animal origin)
Second place: Vegetarian (meat/seafood once a month)
Third place: Flexitarian (restricted meat and dairy products)
No. 4: Healthy diet (restricted sugar, meat and dairy products)
Fifth: Fair and modest meal (limited food of animal origin rich in calories)
6th and below are pescatarian (seafood), climatic carnivore diet (restricted ruminant meat and dairy products), Mediterranean diet (moderate meat, rich in vegetables) It has become.
What is IPCC
IPCC: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is the world’s leading scientists providing the latest scientific, technical, and socioeconomic insights on the risks of human-induced climate change. It is an intergovernmental organization that collectively evaluates and provides governments with advice and climate crisis countermeasures.
IPCC was established in 1988 by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
The experts selected by the government’s recommendation, etc. are compiled from the papers and observation/prediction data published by scientists around the world.
In addition to scientific analysis, socio-economic impacts and measures to curb climate change are also included. The report has a strong influence on international negotiations because it is a document that gives a scientific basis to international measures.
In Geneva, Switzerland, in August 2019, the IPCC 50th General Meeting “Special Report on Land Relations” was published.
Representatives of the governments of the world, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and other relevant parties attended. A total of 13 people attended, including the Forestry Agency, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, the Meteorological Agency, and the Ministry of the Environment.
IPCC report content
This report, compiled by 107 scientists for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), high consumption of meat and dairy products in the Western world It warns that it is promoting.
The continued deforestation and massive emissions from cattle and other intensive agricultural practices intensify climate change, further exacerbating land impacts.
We are proposing to switch to a plant-based diet to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and strongly support reducing meat and dairy intake. I will.
In order to keep global warming 2°C lower than it was before the Industrial Revolution, it is necessary to make a big change that the world becomes a vegetarian diet. I am wearing it.
Vegan diet recommended as a countermeasure
Among the measures advocated by the report are proposals for a major shift to vegetarian and vegan diets.
“Healthy and sustainable dietary consumption of cereals, beans, vegetables, nuts and seed-based food is a great opportunity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions Brings in the report says.
But the measures on getting more vegetables and plant-based diets are a matter of government and individuals. It is also approved by the IPCC and does not compel vegans or vegetarians.
Approved by the World Government in Geneva, this report reveals that mankind is facing tough choices.
Consumers in rich countries (developed countries) can act immediately by reducing consumption of intensively produced meat and dairy products.
It has been proven to have a great impact on the environment during the production of food.
I think this IPCC report is so important to vegan that it has driven veganism. This is the most thorough and credible study to date on the impact of animal husbandry on the climate crisis, and its conclusions are clear.
I think vegan is the most effective global warming countermeasure you can take on an individual level.
To avoid this catastrophic environmental disaster, a global switch to plant-based diets is needed.
If the government doesn’t force a vegan diet, we have to show ourselves that there is a need for it.
The best way to stop climate change is to be vegan2018 Oxford University’s largest study ever
Finally, research data has been released from Oxford University.
The United Kingdom was the birthplace of vegan, and the population of vegan is still increasing.
I think the results of this research will cause more and more veganism.
Meat and fish sales have already been discontinued at supermarkets in the UK, and meat provision has been abolished at universities. This is the result of considering the effects of livestock on global warming.
I hope this will spread to Europe and even to the United States.
In addition, there is a research result that “omnivore emits 2.5 times more greenhouse gases than vegetarian food”. (English research team)
If you think about the earth, it may be best to change your diet to plant-based food.
If humanity becomes vegan in 2050
If the world became vegan in 2050, could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by a third in just one year. strong> Reduces climate damage and health spending by $2.5 trillion (about JPY 280 trillion in Japanese yen) and reduces global mortality by 10% (8 million deaths from chronic illness).
You can see how medical costs are being spent to treat illness.
All animal foods contain cholesterol. Cholesterol feeds cancer and causes cancer cells to grow.
A world-wide diet that saves 5 million lives by incorporating a healthy and basic dietary diet. 7 million vegetarian diets and vegan diets have the greatest effect.
This suggests that a vegan diet may reduce the risk of dying from illness. The results of a medical examination of a vegan person are often all A-rated.
There was a patient with LDL cholesterol of 250 mg/dL. However, at the next medical checkup, the patient’s LDL cholesterol level dropped sharply, so the doctor asked.
“What kind of meal are you eating?”
On the other hand, the patient said, “I stopped eating any animal foods. I had a vegan diet.”
You can choose your meals in a very blessed environment.
In developing countries and poor areas, some people find themselves unable to eat their daily meals or only buy cheap fast food. They cannot choose what to eat.
I think it’s an insult to talk about vegan food in front of them.
However, if you can make food choices, it may be necessary to look into the future and think about what you want to buy.
I think that food is connected to water, the sea, land, animals, forests, people’s lives in poor countries, and everything on this planet.
In a lot of deforested land, cattle consume large amounts of grain, pollute rivers with manure, and neighboring low-income and colored people complain of health damage. ..
The beef you ate today may have gone through that process.
If you think about the earth, people, and the whole thing and want to act, try changing your dietary choices.
Ministry of the Environment https://www.env.go.jp/press/107068.html
bbc.com :「Plant-based diet can fight climate change – UN」08.August 2019
the guardian.com :「We must change food production to save the world」04.Aug 2019
the irish times.com :「Move to plant-based diet ‘effective way to reduce carbon emissions’ – IPCC」08.Aug 2019