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Publication: Energy Flow, Environment and Ethical Implications for Meat Productions

by Robert A. Kanaly, Lea Ivy O. Manzanero, Sivanandam Panneerselvam, Darryl R.J.Macer. 2010.

Bangkok: UNESCO Bangkok. vi + 66 pp.

ISBN 978-92-9223-347-1 (print version)

ISBN 978-92-9223-348-8 (electronic version)

The Energy Flow, Environment and Ethical Implications for Meat Productions report stems from the work of one of the working groups established under the framework of the Ethics and Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific. The subject of this report covers the mandate of several United Nations technical agencies, and is conducted in UNESCO under the framework of examination of emerging ethical issues of science and technology.  

Meat production is a complex and multifaceted issue that is deeply connected to matters of environment, politics, public health, public perception, economics, socio-economics, and ethics. It is also a major contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions and is therefore an important consideration in any climate change policy formulation. Future projections for the consumption of meat through 2050 indicate that an increase in demand by all countries will occur with the most significant increases projected in the developing countries, especially in Asia.

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