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Degrowth scenarios for emissions neutrality

Degrowth can aid climate mitigation in the food system by integrating reduced animal protein demand, emissions pricing and wealth redistribution into a global food systems transformation.

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Lenzen, M., Keyβer, L. & Hickel, J. Degrowth scenarios for emissions neutrality. Nat Food 3, 308–309 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s43016-022-00516-9

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