Report - Are livestock always bad for the climate?

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Are livestock always bad for the planet? Rethinking the protein transition and climate change debate
by Ella Houzer and Ian Scoones
PASTRES, September 2021

A report and set of briefings warns that the dominant picture of livestock’s impacts on climate change has been distorted by faulty assumptions that focus on intensive, industrial farming in rich countries. Millions of people worldwide who depend on extensive livestock production, with relatively lower climate impacts, are being ignored by debates on the future of food. 

Full report and infographics available here -

Briefing (English) here: