The Countdown Summit, the first in-person TED climate conference, has been applauded for serving a fully vegan menu.

The world-renown event gathered together top leaders from around the world to discuss the climate crisis and solutions. 

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Animal and climate activist group, Species Unite, applauded the event’s decision to serve a fully vegan menu. As it showed initiative in counteracting climate change directly.

Elizabeth Novogratz, Executive Director of Species Unite, said, “Animal agriculture’s devastating impact on the environment cannot be overlooked: intensive animal farming is responsible for an estimated 14.5%—16.5% of human-induced greenhouse gas emissions globally, on par with emissions levels of the entire transport sector. Studies show that reducing meat and dairy production and consumption is one of the most effective actions we can take to avoid catastrophic climate change.“We applaud TED for listening to the science by serving plant-based, climate-friendly food at their climate conference. This sends a clear message to the world that they are serious about tackling animal agriculture’s catastrophic impact on our planet.”

The TED conference’s decision to serve a vegan menu has drawn even more critical to the UN Climate Change Conference. As they will be serving meat on the menu during the conference. Directly going against some of the issues that they will be discussing.

Species Unite has created a petition directly calling on the leaders behind the conference to recognize the harm in serving meat. Especially as many celebrities attending the event have publicly recognized the climate damage caused by the meat industry.

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