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UN Policy

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 recognized 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.

EU Policy

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 organizations to influence and advocate for a transition to more resilient and sustainable food systems.

Food System Data

Providing credible data on food systems and food system transformation

Food System Data is designed to deliver the most credible figures around the food system, food system change, and the transition towards plant-rich diets. We compiled data sheets based on the latest evidence to showcase the impacts of diets on the environment, animals, and health and to give insights in current developments and emerging opportunities.

Grants program

Helping to create a plant-based world

The ProVeg Grants Program supports organizations that are working towards food-systems change. By strengthening potentially high-impact organizations and their leaders with financial and capacity-building support, we are building a global network of organizations 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 program for nonprofit organizations, 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 programs, 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 programs in Germany, Climate-Efficient School Kitchens (KEEKS) and Plant-Powered Pupils (Aktion Pflazen-Power), were recognized by the United Nations with the Momentum for Change award in the Planetary-health category.

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