Plant Based Treaty launched in several Indian Cities : foraging a global agreement to end Animal Based Agriculture

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The last day of the month August i.e 31-8-2021 marked the launch of the Plant Based

Treaty in 90 cities across the world including India. The plant based treaty, a

companion to the UNFCCC/Paris Agreement, is a landmark international treaty and the

first of its kind to put food systems at the heart of combating the climate crisis.

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The Plant Based Treaty (PBT) has already been endorsed by individuals, groups, and

business internationally including names such as Musician Moby, Indian Actress Sadaa

Sayed, Bollywood singer Ankuska Manchanda along with Dale Vince of Ecotricity,

LUSH Cosmetics, and an IPCC expert reviewer Peter Carter from the Climate

Emergency Institute. Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), Anja Hazekamp,

Tilly Metz, EVI Eleonora, and Sylwia Spurek have also endorsed the PBT treaty.


Numerous cities in India like Mumbai, Delhi, Bhopal, Kanpur, Hyderabad, Pune,

Indore, Lucknow, and Bengaluru, also participated in the launch of Plant Based Treaty.


Mumbai: The launching event, held at Andheri, was graced by the presence of

International Vegan Tennis Player – Vishwajeet Sangle and World’s First Vegan Mountain Climber – Kuntal Joisher. 

A number of Vegan businesses namely ‘TheKokomama’ and ‘VeganHeart’ also endorsed the Treaty. One of the striking features of the event was a complete Plant-Based Lunch with dishes replacing non-vegan counterparts like meat-based recipes and other delicacies.


Delhi: A delegation of Activists participated in the launch through actions oriented to

lobbying with the Delhi Government. They presented a demand letter to the

Environmental Minister of Delhi, Mr. Gopal Rai. The office tabled the letter for further



Pune: A well-acclaimed Netflix documentary, ‘Breaking Boundaries’ by

Environmentalist David Attenborough was screened at a restaurant. The documentary

left an impact on the viewers and the organizers encouraged the restaurant to go plant-based.


In some cities of India like Bhopal, Lucknow, Hyderabad,Indore and Kanpur, the activists

conducted street outreaches and awareness rallies at public places and hotspot markets.

Bangalore had participated in the launch by giving away oat milk porridge to shelter

animals as a gesture of love.

With several cities launching the Plant Based Treaty across India, one can hope for more

efforts in this collective action by all stakeholders. The Treaty aims to halt the

widespread degradation of critical ecosystems caused by animal agriculture, to promote a shift to more healthy, sustainable plant-based diets, and to actively reverse the damage done to planetary functions, ecosystem services, and biodiversity.

The Treaty urges the leaders to negotiate a global agreement around the following three


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.


To date, more than 5000 individuals, businesses, and organizations have signed this

treaty. Endorsements can be sent for the Plant Based Treaty at 



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