Politicians in Denmark go vegan to tackle climate change

Share on Facebook

A group of Danish members of parliament are taking a 22-day vegan challenge.

According to Metro:

Uffe Elbæk, the leader of the Alternative party, stated:

‘No doubt that this will be a huge challenge, but I expect it to be quite a lot of fun as well, and it’ll definitely be to the benefit of the environment. Western food production has an enormous climate footprint. Political action is needed, and I find it important that we, as politicians, take the first steps and begin to ‘walk the talk’.”

Maria Gjerding, the environmental secretary of the Red-Green Alliance party said: 

“We need to take action on both a personal and political level in order to address the serious issues of climate change. Going vegan for 22 days is not going the save the world in itself, but it’s a great opportunity to put focus on Western consumption of animal products and the environmental and animal welfare problems it causes.”

The country has been pushing a move towards plant based protein. Last year, The Danish Council on Ethics, recommended the government implement a climate tax on red meat in an effort to lower red meat consumption and fight climate change.

It's no secret that meat consumption is terrible for the environment - this year on Earth Day (April 22nd) Google changed their logo and recommended choosing plants over meat.

You can get free vegan starter kits from many organisations:

Love this content?

Receive our awesome newsletter straight to your Inbox!

One Click Subscribe

Your email address will always stay private.

Subscribe!

Love this content?

Receive our awesome newsletter straight to your Inbox!

Comments

Login to leave a comment