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World Bank suggests reprioritizing agricultural subsidies to combat climate change

World Bank suggests reprioritizing agricultural subsidies to combat climate change

The World Bank proposes shifting subsidies from high-emission foods like red meat and dairy to more sustainable options such as poultry and vegetables, aiming to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.

Federica Di Sario reports for POLITICO.

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