Where’s the beef? Meat taxes may be needed to meet climate goals

Livestock farming is responsible for 13pc of global greenhouse gas emissions. Photo: Akos Stiller/Bloomberg

David Chance

We’re all familiar with ‘sin taxes’ that aim to nudge people into taking decisions that reduce the costs to society of activities like smoking and, more recently in a different form, new rules that set a minimum price for alcohol so as to curb consumption.