Industrial Livestock

The industrial meat and dairy sector emits more greenhouse gas than the entire transportation sector, while often relying on forced farm and slaughterhouse labor and draconian contracts for farmers. IATP has, for the first time, assigned greenhouse gas footprints directly to the corporations responsible. We are building a global coalition to hold these companies accountable to climate, food safety and human rights standards. 

World’s largest meat company, JBS, increases emissions by 51% in five years despite 2040 net zero climate target, continues to greenwash its huge climate footprint

Rising Emissions: Misleading investors and the public  "Some government and business leaders are saying one thing – but doing another. Simply put, they are lying – and the results will be catastrophic." UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

Letter to the European Commission on the Global Methane Pledge

Download a PDF of the letter.  Dear President von der Leyen, Dear Executive Vice-President Timmermans, Dear Commissioner Wojciechowski, Dear Commissioner Sinkevičius,

UN climate talks must prioritize strong commitments to cut real emissions by 2030, not net zero promises

MINNEAPOLIS/BERLIN—On the eve of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP26), the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) urges the United States and other governments to commit to major reductions in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, rather than weak 2050 “net zero” commitments.