ffac logo

At COP27, Holding Meat and Dairy Accountable for Emissions

November 15, 2022
Time to read: 1 minute

The True Animal Protein Price (TAPP) Coalition urges countries and US states to account for the environmental and public health costs of meat and dairy by taxing these products. Since food production is responsible for one-third of global greenhouse gas emissions, effectively tackling climate change will mean much of the reduction will need to come from the agricultural sector.

TAPP’s COP27 Climate Agreement on Food and Farming, in which signatories commit to a 30% reduction in food and farm related greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, officially launched on Monday, November 7, in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, where the Conference of the Parties (COP), the annual UN climate change conference, is entering its second week.

Join Our Network

We're growing the movement to end factory farming. Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date on the latest news and to learn more about how to stay involved!

FFAC’s policy director, who serves as TAPP’s US director, has contacted the US states that signed the “We Are Still In” letter back in 2017, when President Trump announced his intention to pull the US out of the Paris agreement on climate change, and invited them to sign the Agreement.

These states include California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Virginia, and Washington. TAPP’s EU director is at COP27 urging delegates from European nations to sign the Agreement and commit to a 30% reduction in food and agriculture emissions through taxation of meat and dairy products.

TAPP’s mission is twofold: to ensure that the price consumers pay for animal-based food includes the heretofore externalized costs, including climate change, environmental degradation, and public health; and to make healthy and sustainable plant-based food affordable and accessible to all.

Support Our Work

We're growing the movement to end factory farming. Your gift helps us educate and inspire young people to take action and transform their communities.

Sharing this article helps raise awareness about the impact of factory farming on humans, animals, and the environment.

Related Posts

ffac logo
1110 N Virgil Ave, Suite 98280
Los Angeles, CA 90029
Candid platinum transparency 20231% for the planet nonprofit partner