US cities did not sign a WEF treaty to ban meat, dairy and cars.

The claim that 14 US cities have signed a World Economic Forum (WEF) treaty to ban meat, dairy and cars by 2030 is false. The WEF is not involved in any such treaty, and no US cities have signed any such treaty.

The claim appears to have originated from a report on voluntary climate goals by the C40 Cities organization. The report, titled "The Future of Urban Consumption in a 1.5°C World," analyzes the potential impact of climate-related changes on cities. One of the scenarios explored in the report is a ban on meat, dairy and cars in cities by 2030. However, the information does not advocate for this scenario, and it is not a binding treaty.

The claim went viral on social media as, 


The claim that US cities have signed a WEF treaty to ban meat, dairy and cars is likely a deliberate attempt to spread misinformation about the WEF and its work on climate change. The WEF is a non-profit organization that brings together leaders from business, government, academia and civil society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. It is not a government or a supranational body and does not have the authority to impose binding treaties on cities.

The spread of misinformation about the WEF is a serious problem. It can undermine public trust in the organization and its work, making it more difficult to address the challenges of climate change and other global issues. It is important to be critical of the information we consume and to verify the facts before sharing them. 

News Verdict: That is fake.

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Ashwin Roy is an Indian fact-checker and news writer, writing news for Ayupp since 2014.

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