Animal Health Organisation studies meat-climate link

by Editor
Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) announced it would launch a study into the role of meat in climate change.

The report will be carried out by independent experts, according to Bernard Vallat, head of the OIE. It is the first time in its history that the OIE is to carry out an environmental investigation.

Vallat said there had been a “very strong request” from member-states for the report. The report is going to be published in the summer.

The investigation's scope will be limited, and it will not seek to rival or replicate the work of the UN's global-warming scientists, the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), he said.