All countries of the Global North urgently need Food Sustainability laws enacted. These must embed commitments such as the Paris Agreement, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as timelines to climate justice, with binding steps to reduce animal farming. These national legal frameworks should be in place by 2026, and must take responsibility for the carbon footprint of food imports.
Food Sustainability laws must be backed by legally binding targets and new governance mechanisms. This will recalibrate our relationships with food production and consumption for social, cultural and planetary well-being.
Hence, our Policy Ask 2: Enact Food Sustainability laws in all countries of the Global North in the next five years, embedding commitments such as the Paris Agreement, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and timelines to climate justice, with binding steps to reduce animal farming. Take responsibility in the Global North for the carbon footprint of our imports.
Learn more from our "Achieving Climate Goals through Plant-Based Agriculture and Food" Policy Briefing.
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