Experts Advocate Just Transition Away from Factory Farms for Climate and Social Justice Ahead of COP28

A new policy report from the Stockholm Environment Institute emphasizes the urgent need to shift away from industrial meat production to address climate change and social injustices in the global food system. The report highlights the significant environmental impact of factory farms, particularly in deforestation and disease proliferation. Experts argue for a “One Health” approach, recognizing the interconnectedness of human, animal, and environmental well-being. The proposed shifts include phasing out subsidies for factory farms, supporting plant-based alternatives, and ensuring inclusive, transparent policymaking. Additionally, addressing historical injustices, supporting affected communities, and involving diverse stakeholders are crucial for a just transition in the food sector, according to the report.