Plate Up for the Planet

Reduce your impact. Eat Vegan! Try it for a week.

By United Nations Climate Change Conference COP26

The Vegan Society

Greenhouse Gas emissions by @chrisleboutillierUnited Nations Climate Change Conference COP26

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Moving to plant-based diets worldwide could reduce greenhouse gas emissions from food by 76%.

Greenhouse Gas emissions by @plantUnited Nations Climate Change Conference COP26

Reduce your carbon footprint

Switching to a plant-based diet is one of the most effective ways to reduce your carbon footprint.

Deforestation by Saoirse Clohessy, The Vegan SocietyUnited Nations Climate Change Conference COP26

Deforestation

Cattle grazing is the leading cause of deforestation globally accounting for over 40%.

Deforestation by @christophsgalleryUnited Nations Climate Change Conference COP26

Protecting forests

By switching to a plant-based diet you can help protect these vital ecosystems.

Biodiversity loss by whitcomberdUnited Nations Climate Change Conference COP26

Biodiversity Loss

Animal farming is the single largest driver of global habitat loss.

Biodiversity loss by @buddhapixelUnited Nations Climate Change Conference COP26

Space for nature

Switching to a plant-based diet can help prevent biodiversity loss and make more space for nature.

Water usage by Budimir JevticUnited Nations Climate Change Conference COP26

Water Usage

Per gram of protein, beef uses six times more water than pulses like lentils.

Water usage by MathiaUnited Nations Climate Change Conference COP26

Sustainable agriculture

It’s estimated that moving to diets which exclude animal products worldwide would reduce agriculture’s water use by 19%.

Water pollution by @etiennegirardetUnited Nations Climate Change Conference COP26

Water Pollution

Moving to vegan diets globally would half water pollution from fertilisers.

Water pollution by @znkrtUnited Nations Climate Change Conference COP26

Healthier land and water

Moving to plant-based diets would drastically lower the use of fertiliser and pesticides, reducing the damage this does to our rivers, lakes, and seas.

Plate Up for the Planet (2021) by The Vegan SocietyUnited Nations Climate Change Conference COP26

Plate Up for the Planet

Going vegan is one of the most significant things that you can do to help combat climate change and reduce further damage to the natural world. The Vegan Society can help you on the journey with our Plate Up for the Planet campaign.

Sign up and you’ll receive seven days of emails with recipes, tips, inspiration and motivation. plateupfortheplanet.org

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