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Global meat production rose to an estimated 308.5 million tons in 2013. The steady growth of global meat production comes at considerable environmental and health cost.
World coffee production was just slightly over 9 million tons during the 2013/14 crop year. Sustainable certified coffee is growing rapidly and, at recent growth rates, could reach 20–25 percent of global coffee trade by 2015.
The year 2013 saw record-breaking growth for solar electricity generation as the photovoltaic and concentrated solar thermal power markets continued to grow. Solar power consumption increased by 30 percent globally in 2013 to 124.8 terawatt-hours