Paul McCartney asks for ‘Meat Free Monday’ support

The campaign comes ahead of the UN Global Summit and aims to tackle climate change

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Paul McCartney has asked people to support ‘Meat Free Monday’.

The former member of The Beatles has recorded a video message – which you can see above – which asks members of the public to skip eating meat one day a week in order to help reduce their carbon footprint. The plea comes ahead of next week’s UN Global Summit.

The campaign has been launched by the McCartneys and Rt Hon Gregory Barker MP, Climate Advisor to David Cameron. For more information visit pledge.meatfreemondays.com.

Meanwhile, McCartney is set to release an expanded edition of 2013’s ‘New’. The new version spans two CDs and a DVD, and is presented as a hardback book. The second disc includes previously unreleased tracks ‘Hell To Pay’ and ‘Demons Dance’ plus ‘Struggle’, previously only available as a bonus track in Japan.

The DVD includes Don Letts’ documentary Something New, which features interviews with McCartney plus producers Paul Epworth, Mark Ronson, Ethan Johns and Giles Martin. Behind-the-scenes material from the star-studded videos for ‘Queenie Eye’ and ‘Early Days’ is also included, alongside the full music videos for each of the album’s singles. Released in October 2013, ‘New’ was McCartney’s 16th solo studio album.