Statement Regarding New York City’s Commitment to Reducing Food-Based Emissions by 2030

The following statement regarding New York City’s commitment to reducing food-based emissions by 2030 may be attributed to AJ Albrecht, managing director, U.S. & Canada, Mercy For Animals.

“Mercy For Animals commends New York City for including food in its greenhouse gas inventory and for committing to reducing emissions associated with food purchases by 33 percent by 2030. Industrial animal agriculture is a main driver of global warming yet is often not included in greenhouse gas reduction efforts. The stakes for humankind have never been higher, as evidenced by increasingly catastrophic weather events around the globe. With this commitment, New York City has positioned itself as a leader in climate mitigation strategies. I am heartened to see such a bold step in promising a better future and encourage officials in other cities to follow the Big Apple’s lead for the sake of our planet, animals, our health, and their own communities.”

—AJ Albrecht, Managing Director, U.S. & Canada, Mercy For Animals


Statement in response to an announcement made by the official website of the City of New York.