Sign on to the Plant Based Treaty Position Paper

Dear Friend,

Plant Based Treaty has released a position paper entitled Appetite for a Plant Based Treaty? outlining the plant-based climate solutions critical to reducing our food-related emissions.  

The paper will be personally handed to delegates and negotiators at the Bonn Climate Change Conference between June 6 - 16 to urge them to start negotiations for a Plant Based Treaty at COP27.

Please add your business business to the paper to show support for a Plant Based Treaty.

Appetite for a Plant Based Treaty?
The IPCC repeatedly demonstrates that a vegan diet is the optimal diet to drastically reduce food related emissions.
The Plant Based Treaty offers a roadmap for a fast and just transition to a plant-based food system this decade in response to the climate emergency.
  1. The vegan diet is the optimal diet to fight climate change and could, according to the IPCC (2020) Special Report on Land Use, save almost 8 Gigatons Equivalent in greenhouse gas emissions plus more than double if we take in account reforestation of lands currently used to farm animals. 
  2. Animal agriculture is responsible for 32% of human-caused methane. Recently, 112 countries signed a Global Methane Pledge to cut emissions by 30% by 2030. The Global Methane Pledge falls short of the 45% cuts needed; the states that have made pledges represent only about half of human caused emissions. In addition, the pledge is voluntary and unenforceable, and is yet to offer a road map to meet targets.
“Ethically, all unnecessary methane sources have to be cut as fast and far as feasible. That means global veganization is now a survival imperative,”

- Dr Peter Carter, IPCC expert reviewer
  1. The Declaration on Forests and Land Use launched at COP26 has been signed by 141 countries. Since the declaration, deforestation attributed to animal agriculture has continued unabated. Destruction of the Amazon in the first four months of 2022 hit records with 1,954 square km deforested, an increase of 69% compared to the same period of 2021, clearing an area more than double the size of New York City. According to research by Joseph Poore and Thomas Nemecek, globally almost 80% of farmland is used to rear animals yet produces just 18% of global calories. Plant Based Treaty calls for a just transition to a plant-based food system with the support of government through taxes and subsidies in order to reforest reclaimed animal agricultural land.
"Afforestation and reforestation are considered one of the most cost-effective ways of storing carbon.”

- IPCC 6th Assessment, Working Group 2
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