Only days before the crucial climate change talks in Copenhagen the former Beatle hopes to put vegetarianism at the forefront of environmental thinking.

Sir Paul is due to address the parliament today (December 3) as part of the less meat = less heat event.

It will be chaired by the parliament’s vice-president Edward McMillan-Scott and is due to hear Sir Paul call for governments to do more to reduce meat eating.

The ex-Wings star plans to tackle what he calls the ‘over consumption of meat’ in western countries.

In an open letter to Europe’s ministers Sir Paul claims the livestock sector is responsible for 18% of greenhouse gas emissions.

He said: “Consequently, one of the most powerful weapons against climate change may very well be our fork.”

“There is a responsibility of governments and industries to ensure sustainable alternatives like plant-based products are widely available and affordable.”

Luke Walsh

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