Jan 12, 2016 03:51 PM

What Paris Agreement Left Out

What the world eats and how it produces its food are more important factors in addressing climate change than governments or their citizens generally recognize. The livestock sector accounts for a significant share of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, 14.5 percent, as much as tailpipe emissions from the world's transportation sector.

The Paris agreement, reached by nearly 200 countries at the COP21 summit, is a milestone on the road to a stable climate. Governments pledged to keep global temperature increases to less than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and to work toward a more ambitious target of limiting the overall temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

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