Impossible Foods, makers of the Impossible Burger, accepted an environmental award on Tuesday from the United Nations.
Impossible Foods has received the 2019 United Nations Global Climate Action Award. Impossible Foods CEO and Founder Dr. Patrick O. Brown accepted the award at the 2019 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Madrid.
“Impossible Foods is honored to receive the UNFCCC’s Planetary Health award to showcase plant-based meat as a true pathway to cut emissions and decarbonize the atmosphere”, says Jessica Appelgren, vice president of communications for Impossible Foods. “With solutions like the Impossible Burger, consumers can drive the movement to create a food system consistent with the urgent goals of the Paris Agreement”.
The Global Climate Action Award goes out each year to 15 organizations around the world. Impossible Foods won the award for the “Planetary Health” category, which awards companies putting forth solutions that balance the need for human health as well as the health of the planet. The UN states that the awards are part of a “wider effort to mobilize action and ambition as national governments work toward implementing the Paris Climate Change Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals”.
Impossible Foods during the conference urged youth activists to “accelerate the global transition to a sustainable food system”, and launched its #MeatisHeat social campaign.