Meat Climate Change was inspired by Dr. Robert Goodland.

Robert Goodland (1939-2013) lived an exemplary life as a policy advocate, and his biography will inspire all who care about the environment and social justice. He authored or co-authored numerous books, reports and articles on sustainable economic development and the environment, including "Livestock and Climate Change (2009)," and became known as "The Conscience of the World Bank." His insightful recruitment of social scientist contributed research and scientific papers for essential fields in environmental studies, including environmental assessment and ecological economics. The first International Society for Ecological Economics Conference, was held and sponsored by the World Bank, in Washington in 1989. This is part of the legacy of Robert Goodland.