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Meat Free Monday Taiwan

Petition published by SAAW International on Jul 14, 2009
4033 Signatures 
Target: Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou, Environmental Protection Administration and Taipei City Government
Region: GLOBAL

Petition Background (Preamble):

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In recent headlines, the city of Ghent in Belgium has taken steps to reduce its carbon footprint and has made the brave decision to ask its citizens to go meatless one day a week. Every Thursday will be veggie day.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8046970.stm

According to a 2006 report by the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), entitled Livestock's Long Shadow: it stated that livestock production is responsible for 18 percent of all greenhouse gas (ghg)emissions which is more than all the cars, trains and planes combined. However a recent report published by the World Watch Institute stated that the livestock sector is responsible for 51% of all greenhouse gases.

Due to the impact that meat has on the environment, we need to reduce our consumption of this carbon intensive product as an effective solution to the climate change crisis. This petition calls for Taiwanese officials to take action now that will show Taiwan’s commitment to tackling Climate Change.

We urge the government to promote every Monday as a day when the citizens of Taiwan will abstain from meat products in an effort to protect the environment and halt global warming.

We call on everyone’s support in expressing to Taiwanese officials the need for Taiwan to adopt and promote a meat free Monday.

So please sign this petition and forward it to your friends and family.

Petition:

Please scroll down for English translation!

我們正面臨空前的全球暖化. 所有個人以及整個社會都受到氣候變遷威脅.台灣在全球溫室氣體排放高居第22位,也就是佔全球溫室氣體排放總量的百分之一。

根據聯合國糧農組織2006年標題為”畜牧業巨大陰影” (Livestock's Long Shadow) 的報告. 糧農組織發現畜牧生產佔溫室氣體總排放量的18%,包括全球9%的二氧化碳排放量 , 37%的甲烷(CH4), 65%的氧化亞氮(N2O),氧化亞氮這種溫室氣體對全球暖化的影響效應相當於二氧化碳的296倍

根據2008年一份研究報告結論,生產2.2磅牛肉所產生的排碳量,等於一輛中型歐洲轎車行駛155英哩的排碳量,等量的能源足以點亮100瓦的燈泡約20天

諾貝爾獎得主聯合國跨政府氣候變遷小組主席帕卓里博士聲明:” 請減少肉食,肉是排碳量高度密集的商品。... ” “ 個人所能採取減少碳排量的唯一行動就是素食.”

最近一則頭條報導指出比利時的根特市已經採取行動降低碳足跡,並且勇敢決定要求市民實施每週一天無肉.每週四將是無肉日.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8046970.stm

基於肉類對環境的衝擊,我們必需減少消費這種排碳量高度密集的商品做為解決氣候變遷危機的高效率對策. 本次請願呼籲台灣官員們立即採取行動,展現台灣對抗氣候變遷的承諾。

我們需要每個人的力量支持來向政府官員表達台灣必需發揚「禁肉星期一」的必要性。我們希望政府能夠推動每週一作為台灣公民不食用肉製品日,來保護環境並遏阻全球暖化。

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We are currently facing unprecedented global warming. Climate Change threatens us all, as individuals and as a planet. Taiwan is ranked 22nd in the world in terms of greenhouse gas (ghg) pollution, that’s a significant 1 % of total global ghg emissions.

According to a 2006 report by the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), entitled Livestock's Long Shadow: The report found that livestock production produces 18 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions, including 9 percent of all carbon dioxide emissions, 37 percent of methane, and 65 percent of nitrous oxide which is approximately 296 times more potent than CO2 as a global warming gas.

A recent report conducted by the World Watch Institute stated that the 18% figure mentioned by the FAO is a huge under-estimate. The actual figure is closer to 51%, making the livestock sector the single largest source of greenhouse gas emissions!

A study in 2008 concluded that the production of 2.2 lbs of beef would cause the same amount of carbon emissions as an average European car driving 155 miles. The amount of energy burnt was enough to light a 100watt bulb for almost 20 days.

Nobel Laureate, Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, head of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has stated, “Please eat less meat; meat is a very carbon intensive commodity ...” and “The single action that a person can take to reduce carbon emissions is vegetarianism.”

In recent headlines, the city of Ghent in Belgium has taken steps to reduce its carbon footprint and has made the brave decision to ask its citizens to go meatless one day a week. Every Thursday is now veggie day.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8046970.stm

Due to the impact that meat has on the environment, we need to reduce our consumption of this carbon intensive product as an effective solution to the climate change crisis. This petition calls for Taiwanese officials to take action now that will show Taiwan’s commitment to tackling Climate Change.

We urge the government to promote every Monday as a day when the citizens of Taiwan will abstain from meat products in an effort to protect the environment and halt global warming.

We call on everyone’s support in expressing to Taiwanese officials the need for Taiwan to adopt and promote a meat free Monday.

So please sign this petition and forward it to you friends and family!

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