Being a man ‘bad for the environment’

Men are worse for the environment than women, spending more on petrol and eating more meat, both of which create greenhouse gas emissions. These are the conclusions of a new report by the Swedish Foreign Ministry.

“Three out of four cars in Sweden are today driven by men. Around ten percent of all drivers, mainly men, account for 60 percent of car journeys,” author Gerd Johnsson-Latham told the Swedish Svenska Dagbladet.

The team behind the report argues that Sweden ought to give greater consideration to the gender perspective when making planning decisions on matters such as public transport.

The study is being produced for the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Commission.

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