“Climate change is real and we need to act now before its too late, says Vishwajeet Sangle – Pro International Vegan Tennis Player”.
In the event held by Espérer Sports Management Pvt. Ltd. more than 250 people pledged to endorse the Plant Based Treaty, as they realised that we are facing climate emergency and we need to save our planet.
The Plant Based Treaty is designed to put food systems at the forefront of combating the climate crisis. Modeled on the popular Fossil Fuel Treaty, the Plant Based Treaty aims to halt the widespread degradation of critical ecosystems caused by animal agriculture and to promote a shift to healthier, sustainable plant-based diets.
We are facing a climate catastrophe and according to the UN IPCC’s 6th assessment report (2021) we only have less than five years at best to turn things around otherwise we are looking at an apocalyptic Mad Max scenario. We recommend everyone watch the latest David Attenborough documentary Breaking Boundaries on Netflix which looks at nine planetary boundaries and the role that animal agriculture has in transgressing more of these boundaries than any other industry.
We are urging governments to negotiate a global treaty which will include the following three principles; the. 3Rs.
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.
This is not for future generations. The climate crisis is here and now. It’s important for our generation to do everything in its power now to phase out fossil fuels and to switch to a plant based diet and food system.