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August 01, 2020 - Forbes

A Shift To Plant-Based Diets Would Create 19 Million Jobs In Latin America & The Caribbean

A Shift To Plant-Based Diets Would Create 19 Million Jobs In Latin America & The Caribbean
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A joint study by the International Labour Organisation and the Inter-American Development Bank has revealed that decarbonisation, or a transition to a net-zero emission economy, would create 22.5 million jobs in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) by 2030— 19 million of which would be in plant-based food production.

The study, entitled “Jobs in a net-zero emissions future in Latin America and the Caribbean” suggests that decarbonisation would be driven primarily by a transition from meat-heavy diets to more plant based diets, with higher levels of employment in sustainable (low carbon) agriculture, plant based food production and ecotourism.

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