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‘Young, meat free: it’s simple?!’: Sustainable diets, climate change and individual choices - 6

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What’s on offer?

Join a Facebook Premiere to watch a fascinating debate between two world leading scientists, Professor Pete Smith (University of Aberdeen) and Professor Michael Lee (Harper Adams University), on 'The Environmental Impact of Livestock: To Eat Meat or Not'. Then post your comments and questions and tell us your thoughts on the subject. Professor Jennie Macdiarmid will be on hand to reply and comment.  Watch the debate and comment here.

What’s it about?

Running alongside COP26, the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, we will host a series of daily events and activities aimed at engaging young people with research on sustainable diets and climate change. We did some work with local 11-16 year olds in 2013, but since then we’ve seen Greta Thunberg establish ‘Fridays for Future’ and more recently 12 year old Jude Walker walking 200 miles from his home to London to raise awareness around climate change. So, what do young people think now? We will be seeking their input into the design of a follow-on project that will look at how individual ideas and choices have or have not changed, while also exploring how social media influences young people’s perceptions of food choices and climate change. Today we're posting a debate on Facebook on 'The Environmental Impact of Livestock: To Eat Meat or Not' and asking for your comments and opinions

Who’s leading the event?

Professor Jennie Macdiarmid, Chair in Sustainable Nutrition and Health, Rowett Institute, University of Aberdeen.

Open to


Of particular interest to

Young people

Event Booking details

No booking required but find more info here

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