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Analysis and valuation of the health and climate change cobenefits of dietary change

Overview of attention for article published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, March 2016
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Title
Analysis and valuation of the health and climate change cobenefits of dietary change
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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, March 2016
DOI 10.1073/pnas.1523119113
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Marco Springmann, H. Charles J. Godfray, Mike Rayner, Peter Scarborough

Abstract

What we eat greatly influences our personal health and the environment we all share. Recent analyses have highlighted the likely dual health and environmental benefits of reducing the fraction of animal-sourced foods in our diets. Here, we couple for the first time, to our knowledge, a region-specific global health model based on dietary and weight-related risk factors with emissions accounting and economic valuation modules to quantify the linked health and environmental consequences of dietary changes. We find that the impacts of dietary changes toward less meat and more plant-based diets vary greatly among regions. The largest absolute environmental and health benefits result from diet shifts in developing countries whereas Western high-income and middle-income countries gain most in per capita terms. Transitioning toward more plant-based diets that are in line with standard dietary guidelines could reduce global mortality by 6-10% and food-related greenhouse gas emissions by 29-70% compared with a reference scenario in 2050. We find that the monetized value of the improvements in health would be comparable with, or exceed, the value of the environmental benefits although the exact valuation method used considerably affects the estimated amounts. Overall, we estimate the economic benefits of improving diets to be 1-31 trillion US dollars, which is equivalent to 0.4-13% of global gross domestic product (GDP) in 2050. However, significant changes in the global food system would be necessary for regional diets to match the dietary patterns studied here.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 10 <1%
United Kingdom 6 <1%
Brazil 4 <1%
Spain 2 <1%
Finland 2 <1%
Poland 2 <1%
Czechia 1 <1%
Kenya 1 <1%
Ireland 1 <1%
Other 7 <1%
Unknown 1448 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 306 21%
Researcher 233 16%
Student > Bachelor 223 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 223 15%
Other 89 6%
Other 201 14%
Unknown 209 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 270 18%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 230 15%
Medicine and Dentistry 103 7%
Social Sciences 91 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 73 5%
Other 437 29%
Unknown 280 19%

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