Between the 5th and the 15th of June 2023, campaigners of the organisation Plant Based Treaty set up a free vegan food truck in front of the Bonn Climate Conference in Germany to demand 100% vegan catering. 

For the second year running, climate activists have parked a food truck at the entrance of the World Conference Centre in Germany planning to distribute 2000 free vegan hot dogs to show Bonn Climate Conference delegates that a transition to a plant-based food system is essential to addressing rising food-related greenhouse gas emissions.

Lea Goodett, a Plant Based Treaty campaigner from the Netherlands, said, “We started the vegan Food for Thought truck as a way to engage with the public and decision-makers about sustainable plant-based diets. Plant-based food not only has the smallest environmental and climate footprint but offers familiar dishes that are very tasty.”

Plant Based Treaty handed out more than 100 copies of its newly released position paper titled “21 Cities Call for a Global Plant Based Treaty” to climate conference delegates.

Anita Krajnc, Plant Based Treaty global campaign coordinator said, “The position paper shows why delegates at the Bonn Conference and COP28 in Dubai this December must put food emissions on the agenda. While 21 cities, including Los Angeles and Edinburgh, have endorsed the Plant Based Treaty, we similarly call on world leaders to advocate for a global agreement on a desperately needed transition to a plant-based food system.”

There is a petition Plant Based Treaty has set up to Make COP28 Vegan, asking the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to show climate action leadership by encouraging the hosts of COP28 to provide 100% plant-based catering and creating a policy for future climate conferences to offer 100% plant-based catering, ideally showcasing locally sourced veganic and agro-ecological produce.

“Originally from Catalonia, but resident in the UK for several decades, Jordi is a vegan zoologist and author, who has been involved in different aspects of animal protection for many years. In addition to scientific research, he has worked mostly as an undercover investigator, animal welfare consultant, and animal protection campaigner. He has been an ethical vegan since 2002, and in 2020 he secured the legal protection of all ethical vegans in Great Britain from discrimination in a landmark employment tribunal case that was discussed all over the world. He is also the author of the book, ‘Ethical Vegan: a personal and political journey to change the world’.