Past eventMembersUnder 35s Forum

Tackling Global Diets to Curb Greenhouse Gas Emissions

5 May 2015 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Chatham House, London


Professor Timothy Lang, Professor of Food Policy, City University London

Sue Dibb, Coordinator, Eating Better

Laura Wellesley, Research Associate, Energy, Environment and Resources, Chatham House

Chair: Antony Froggatt, Senior Research Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources, Chatham House



Ahead of climate change negotiations in Paris in December, the panellists will explore how the livestock sector contributes to global greenhouse gas emissions. The speakers will argue that rising meat consumption will affect governments’ ability to achieve international climate goals and that urgent action needs to be taken to address global demand for meat and dairy products. Drawing on the findings of a survey commissioned by Chatham House and undertaken by IPSOS Mori, the speakers will examine global public awareness of the impact of dietary choices on the environment and consider how diets could be shifted away from meat and dairy. 
This event forms part of the Churchill 2015 programme, commemorating the 50th anniversary of Winston Churchill’s death and addressing today’s key strategic issues.

This is an Under 35s Forum event. The event will be followed by a reception.