- Individual Impact
- Combined Impact
If 50–75% of the world’s population restricts their calorie intake and meat consumption, a healthy, plant-rich diet could be one of the most impactful solutions at a total of 64.8–91.5 gigatons avoided emissions.
Plant Rich Diets, Project Drawdown
With the entire supply chain taken into account, greenhouse gas emissions from plant-based commodities are 10 to 50 times lower than from most animal-based products.
Scientific American, October 2021
Less saturated fats means lower chance of diseases.
Primary cause of tropical deforestation is agriculture.
Impact metric calculations
To determine the carbon emission reduction estimates related to adopting a plant-based diet, the following calculation was performed:
(# of meals/week) x (# of people in household) x (weeks/month) x (17 g protein / meal) x [(kg CO2e/100 g meat protein) - (kg CO2e/100 g pulses protein)] / 100 = kg CO2e reduction / household / month
For detailed calculations, references and assumptions, please see our Methodology page.