The Norwich City Council has voted in favor of a resolution urging the government to joint the Plant-Based Treaty.
Norwich is a city in England’s Norfolk County, with a population of around 376,000. The motion was brought by Councilmembers Alex Catt, and seconded by Councilmember Jamie Osborn, both members of the Green Party. The motion also includes efforts to improve the accessibility and availability of plant-based food across the city, including making sure plant-based options are available at council-run events and venues.
“The adoption of a Plant Based Treaty as a companion to the UNFCCC/Paris Agreement will put food systems at the heart of combating the climate crisis”, states the official website for the Plant Based Treaty. “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 damage done to planetary functions, ecosystem services and biodiversity.”