Diet Change Not Climate Change aims to influence systemic change towards a plant-centred diet on the United Nations level. We focus on lobbying at UN conferences, including the UN Climate Change Conference (COP), for member states to address the environmental degradation caused by animal agriculture and advocate a more sustainable food system that is better for the planet, humanity and animals.


We organised 8 press events, presentations and roundtable discussions for policymakers with science-backed evidence to illustrate the impact of a plant-based diet, which was missing in the official agenda.

In the runup to COP26, ProVeg started a petition asking world leaders to formally recognise the climate-warming impact of industrialised animal agriculture. 72,000 signatures were handed over to policymakers during the event.

We facilitated access to the Blue Zone of COP26 for several highly influential key stakeholders from the private sector and NGOs.

We installed Diet Change Not Climate Change posters around the city to get the attention of world leaders - highlighting the importance of integrating the food system into the climate agenda.

A video message from ProVeg International Director, Jens Tuider, was shown by the World Health Organisation to hundreds of delegates at the conference.


Feb 28 - Mar 3

UN Environment Assembly 5.2

Nairobi, Kenya

The game-changing resolution on the Nexus between Animal Welfare, the Environment and Sustainable Development was adopted

June 2 -3

Stockholm +50

Stockholm, Sweden

Jun 6 - 22

UN Intersessionals

Bonn, Germany

Nov 7 - 18


Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt

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Game-changing UN animal welfare resolution adopted at UNEA5.2

The fifth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) ended with the adoption of a game-changing resolution which received strong support from ProVeg. The resolution, on the Nexus between Animal Welfare…


Behind the scenes at COP26

In this blog, ProVeg will take you on a behind the scenes tour of COP26. Find out what the ProVeg team got up to, and how you can tackle the climate crisis with your diet. Why was COP26 even important? It…


ProVeg International Calls For A Food Day at COP27

Following a gravely disappointing outcome at COP26 many NGOs are calling for a Food Day at next year’s United Nations’ International Climate Conference, creating a moment of hope for the food systems movement to…


Spreading the Diet Change Not Climate Change message around the world

While the world is looking to Glasgow during COP26, ProVeg put up billboards around the city in order to spread the Diet Change Not Climate Change message. And ProVeg didn’t stop there. Their colleagues in South…


COP26 petition hits >60,000 signatures

The petition asking world leaders to formally recognise the global warming impact of industrialised animal agriculture at the Conference of Parties (COP26) and commit to develop and invest in mitigation strategies…


Diet Change Not Climate Change featured in Flora mural in London

We spotted the Diet Change Not Climate Change message in a recently painted mural in London! Located right outside of Shoreditch Highstreet station, the mural not only embellishes the area but also broadcasts a…


COP26 petition to save ourselves and the planet

Scientific consensus shows that animal agriculture is responsible for at least 14.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions and is a leading cause of environmental degradation, from biodiversity loss to deforestation. Which…