Campaigners Launch Plant Based Treaty at COP26: List of Events
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1 November, 2021
Glasgow: Representatives from the Plant Based Treaty will be launching and taking part in various actions and events, listed below, and are available to discuss the environmental harm caused by animal agriculture and the need to promote a shift to healthier, more sustainable plant-based diets.
31 OCTOBER-12 NOVEMBER: PLANT BASED TREATY LIGHT SHOW & DANCE
Project light show animation onto buildings. Music by Grammy-award-winning Rodrigo y Gabriela.
Choreographed dance by PBT reps. Visitors and kids encouraged to join in.
WHO: Plant Based Treaty reps and public.
WHEN: Every day during COP26 starting 31 October, 6pm – 8pm
WHERE: George Square, Glasgow
ON FACEBOOK: https://fb.me/e/1VCyAACEa
WHY: Fun and informative activity to draw attention to the message of the need to switch to plant-based diets to help prevent climate change and environmental devastation.
CONTACT: Simone Scampoli, +39 351 907 7810
1 NOVEMBER: WORLD VEGAN DAY + 1-30 NOVEMBER VEGAN MONTH: CAFE TAKEOVER
Plant Based Treaty is releasing a handy Plant Based Guide to Glasgow with more than 20 vegan eateries, plus vegetarian cafes and shops with vegan options. 15,000 copies of the free guide will be available at these venues.
WHO: Plant Based Treaty
WHEN: 1 November and 1-30 November
WHERE: Online and at vegan and vegetarian cafes: https://plantbasedtreaty.org/guides/
WHY: To show how easy it is to eat delicious plant-based food.
CONTACT: Alex Bourke 07719626589 or [email protected]
5 NOVEMBER: SCHOOL STRIKE & MARCH
Plant Based Treaty will join other organisations to form a ‘bloc’ dedicated to raising the issues of animal agriculture and climate change, at Greta Thunberg’s School Strike and march.
WHO: Plant Based Treaty reps.
WHEN: 5 November, 11.30am
WHERE: Kelvingrove Park, G3 6BY
WHY: Highlight Plant Based Treaty solution
CONTACT: Lia Philips +44 7702 185654 [email protected]
5 NOVEMBER: PRESS CONFERENCE AT UNFCCC LAUNCHING PLANT BASED TREATY
PBT campaigner Stephanie Cabovianco and Morgan Janowicz will be on the panel
WHO: Plant Based Treaty campaigners
WHEN: 6 November, 5pm
WHERE: UNFCCC PressRoom
WHY: Hard launch of the Plant Based Treaty.
6 NOVEMBER: COP26 GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION MARCH
Plant Based Treaty will join other organisations to form a Plant Based ‘bloc’ dedicated to raising the issues of animal agriculture and climate change, bringing with them a giant 5 meter cow
WHO: Plant Based Treaty and other organisations
WHEN: 6 November, 11.30am
WHERE: An Clachan Cafe, Kelvingrove Park
ON FACEBOOK: https://fb.me/e/1bW5ds4yN
WHY: Get world leaders at COP26 to commit to a fair transition towards sustainable, plant-centric food systems.
CONTACT: Emma Phipps [email protected] 07954404702
6 NOVEMBER: NATURE FIRST: BIODIVERSITY, ECOSYSTEMS, AND THE CLIMATE CRISIS
PBT campaigner Stephanie Cabovianco will be on the panel, ‘Why Everyone hates vegans and what we can do to change that’.
WHO: EXTREME event organisers
WHEN: 6 November, 5pm
WHERE: The Ferry
WHY: Dispel myths around veganism and show how it’s a key solution to climate change.
CONTACT: Stephanie Cabovianco +44 7526174619 [email protected]
ABOUT THE PLANT BASED TREATY
The Plant Based Treaty initiative is a grassroots campaign designed to put food systems at the forefront of combating the climate crisis. Modelled on the popular Fossil Fuel Treaty, the Plant Based Treaty aims to halt the widespread degradation of critical ecosystems caused by animal agriculture and to promote a shift to healthier, sustainable, plant-based diets.
The Treaty urges leaders to negotiate a global agreement around the following three principles:
- RELINQUISH: No land use change, ecosystem degradation or deforestation for the purposes of animal agriculture
- REDIRECT: An active transition away from animal-based agricultural systems to plant-based food systems
- RESTORE: Restore key ecosystems and reforest the Earth
Under the 2015 Paris Agreement, countries entered into a pact to limit global warming to below 2°C – and preferably 1.5°C – above pre-industrial levels. While reducing the use of fossil fuels is an important way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, alone it is not enough to meet this legally binding target. The Plant Based Treaty draws attention to the effects of meat, dairy and egg farming, which are driving carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide emissions, three major greenhouse gases. Experts say methane reductions are probably the only way of avoiding temperature rises above 1.5°C, and the biggest opportunity to slow warming between now and 2040.
Scientists, individuals, groups, businesses, and cities are endorsing this call to action to put pressure on national governments to negotiate an international Plant Based Treaty. Leveraging this grassroots support, the campaign will work towards 10 million individuals, 10,000 organisations, 10,000 businesses and 50 cities to endorse the treaty by 2023, ahead of the Global Stocktake of the Paris Agreement (GST). Individuals, organisations, businesses and cities can endorse the Treaty by visiting https://plantbasedtreaty.org.