Economics

Shaun Larcom, Luca Panzone, Po-Wen She

Food for the Soul and the Planet: Measuring the Impact of the Return of Meatless Fridays for (some) UK Catholics

Online First, pp. 1-38 (38)
Published 23.02.2024

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We measure the impact of a return to meatless Fridays for English and Welsh Catholics on consumption behaviour, climate change mitigation, and religiosity. We find evidence of partial compliance with the reimposed obligation. We then measure the corresponding greenhouse gas reductions – which are nontrivial. We find no discernible impact on religiosity. We highlight the important role that religious regulations can play in achieving environmental sustainability. We identify a new source of low-cost greenhouse emission reductions, especially if this practice were to be reinstated by the Catholic Church at a global scale.
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Shaun Larcom No current data available.

Luca Panzone No current data available.

Po-Wen She No current data available.