Pro Environment

ProVeg accredited to the UN Environment Assembly

<![CDATA[

We are very happy to announce that ProVeg has gained accreditation at the UN Environment Assembly, which takes place every two years and whose next edition will be in Nairobi in January 2021.

The work of UN Environment is becoming increasingly important as topics such as biodiversity loss, soil erosion, and deforestation finally gain traction in the public and political spheres. 

 “ProVeg’s status as an accredited organisation means that we are able to increase our global impact on a structural and institutional level, which is key to the systemic change that is at the core of ProVeg’s mission.”

Raphael Podselver, Political Outreach, ProVeg International

What does accreditation mean for ProVeg?

Accreditation is the key entry point for stakeholders into policy dialogue at UN Environment. Accredited organisations are free to participate in regional consultation meetings which take place in preparation for the Assembly. They are also authorised to contribute to the preparation of regional civil society statements and are given access to the working documents of the Assembly at the same time as the Committee of Permanent Representatives (CPR). (The CPR consists of all accredited permanent representatives to the UN Environment Programme.) Accredited organisations can submit written contributions to these working documents for distribution to national governments, as well as participate in public meetings of the CPR, the Assembly, and the Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum, an associated meeting of the Assembly.

Opportunity to contribute to the global conversation on deforestation

ProVeg’s main focus at the Assembly will be to highlight the link between resource-intensive diets and deforestation. We will also address biodiversity loss and show how a global shift towards a more plant-based diet can be one of the direct solutions and one which requires urgent implementation.  

ProVeg heard on the global stage

During the event, we will attend the plenary sessions and ministerial consultations as an observer, and exchange views and engage with governments that are present. We will circulate written statements to national governments, if needed, via the UN Environment Secretariat, and we are permitted to make oral statements during the discussions of the Assembly.

Starbucks asked to review plant-based milk charge

We asked Starbucks to drop their surcharge on plant-based milks to help achieve new climate targets.

>

Latest updates and news

Cat and dog in grass

Can you feed your dog or cat a plant-based diet?

Recent research suggests that there is little evidence of negative health outcomes in dogs and cats that are fed nutritionally complete plant-based diets.

Looking back on COP28 and forward to COP29

The UN Advocacy Team at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP28) Now that all the dust has…

Cooking your beans from scratch

When you have time to plan meals, food prepping can make your life easier, belly fuller, and grocery bill cheaper. A great way to do that is by cooking beans from scratch, using simple, dried beans.

Gain insights and explore the latest nutrition, climate, … news.

Subscribe now to receive…

  • Nutrition advice & plant-based recipes.
  • Updates on our work and projects.
  • And information on how you can support what we do.

Subscribe to the ProVeg Living Newsletter

Name(Required)