A tax on meat? Is it politically feasible?
The consumption of animal products (meat and dairy) is not considered compatible with environmental objectives. People’s choice of diet is strongly linked to culture and identity and we can therefore not expect meat consumption to decrease through voluntary efforts, which increases the demand for political solution. However, we know that state intervention in the for of, for example, CO2 taxes, faces strong resistance in many contexts. In this project, we focus on environmental policy instruments in the food sector, which today is an almost unexplored field.