While at ProVeg, we stress the importance of diet change on an individual level, we also know that individual change needs to happen in parallel with the transformation of the food system – which is why we dedicate substantial resources to trying to influence the policies of regional and national governments around the world, as well as supporting smaller organisations that are helping to make plant-based change.
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In a world where consumers are increasingly conscious of the environmental and health impact of their dietary…
High-level political engagement for real change
- Our Focus
The core focus of our UN policy work is building long-term relationships with UN institutions.
- Our Goal
We aim to mainstream a shift towards plant-based diets as a proven climate-change mitigation and adaptation solution. After having garnered a UN award that recognised our work in German schools, we attended the 2018 edition of COP and have increased our engagement with the UN every year since.
- We work closely with…
We now work closely with key UN food and environment agencies and have achieved observer status with the UNFCCC (the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) and the IPCC (the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), as well as special consultative status with the UN’s Economic and Social Council.
- We are accredited for…
We are also accredited for the UN’s Environment Assembly, the world’s highest-level decision-making body on the environment.
Supporting food-system change in Europe
- Our Focus
ProVeg’s EU policy work focuses on shifting the EU towards a plant-forward food system, as recommended in its Farm to Fork Strategy and Beating Cancer Plan.
- Our Goal
By transforming the food system of Europe, a region comprising many different cultures, we hope to provide a global blueprint for food-system change.
- We work closely with…
Our EU policy team works on long-term engagement with policy-makers, governmental and intergovernmental agencies, NGOs, and researchers. With ProVeg offices in six European countries, we collaborate closely with partner organisations to influence and advocate for a transition to more resilient and sustainable food systems.
UN Youth Board
Connecting the planet’s young people for a sustainable future
The ProVeg UN Youth Board consists of 20 outstanding young people from around the world.
These global youth activists advise our UN team and are helping to spread the message in the lead-up to COP28, this year’s edition of the annual UN Climate Change Conference, which takes place in Dubai, UAE, in December.
Helping to create a plant-based world
The ProVeg Grants Programme supports organisations that are working towards food-systems change. By strengthening potentially high-impact organisations and their leaders with financial and capacity-building support, we are building a global network of organisations focused on transforming our food system and reducing the consumption of animal-based products.
Kickstarting for Good
Supporting the growth of new nonprofits, impact initiatives, and social startups.
Kickstarting for Good is the world’s first incubator and accelerator programme for nonprofit organisations, impact initiatives, and social startups that work on transforming the food system. Tailored to meet the needs of impact-focused social entrepreneurs in the alternative-protein sector and animal-advocacy space. We take an approach that combines incubation and acceleration with learning and networking.
ProVeg Schools and Colleges
Healthier young people for a healthier planet
Our school-food and college-catering programmes, including School Plates in the UK and Tasty Food for All in Germany, help caterers in schools, colleges, and universities to make small changes to menus that can have a big impact on the health of young people and the health of the planet.
We work with local authorities, schools, colleges, and private caterers, offering a range of support services, including:
- Menu consultation and advice.
- Recipe development.
- Impact assessments.
All of these services are provided by the ProVeg countries completely free of charge. Our previous programmes in Germany, Climate-Efficient School Kitchens (KEEKS) and Plant-Powered Pupils (Aktion Pflazen-Power), were recognised by the United Nations with the Momentum for Change award in the Planetary-health category.
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