Closed petition Tax meat and dairy to help cut emissions .
Surcharges of 40% on beef and 20% on milk could compensate for climate damage and deter people from consuming as much unhealthy food.
Climate taxes on meat and milk could lead to huge and vital cuts in carbon emissions as well as saving half a million lives a year via healthier diets.
An Oxford University team found that increasing tax on beef and dairy products would decrease the amount consumed by the population, this in turn would reduce the carbon emissions created by cattle farming. These taxes could then be spent on conservation, increasing biodiversity and supporting low carbon initiatives. The tax could also be used to subsidise healthier food choices, further increasing the health and wellbeing of the population.
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