“imprecise and inadequate” – as the judgment of the environmental organisations to the climate protection plans of the state Minister of economic Affairs, Julia Klöckner (CDU). The Bioland-expert Gerald Wehde said on Thursday: “Only with a Reduction in the animal, the climate can be achieved stocks objectives in agriculture.” Klöckner not wool but. The demand of the environmental groups would also mean for consumers and big changes.

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is happening right now” in Order to achieve the climate protection targets, would have to save German agriculture between eleven and 14 million tons of CO2 per year. Alone, half of which could cause the consumer through a modified diet, as a study by the Öko-Institut showed, on behalf of the associations of the climate-Alliance Germany. “A reduction in the consumption of milk and meat products by a quarter to bring annual savings of 7.8 million tonnes of CO2,” said Felix Domke from the vegetarian Association of ProVeg.

A quarter less meat for the climate protection targets,

mean A quarter less meat and milk, according to the study, between 20 and 24 per cent fewer dairy cows, cattle, pigs and poultry. Just a reduction in the stock of cows and cattle would be good for the climate, since these produce the digestive a lot of methane – a greenhouse gas. A reduction of livestock would also reduce the amount of slurry and manure.

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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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