What We Do

Working within the time frame and structure of the Paris Agreement, the Alliance uses the collective impact of civil society organizations to support the inclusion of demand-side food solutions in climate action policies. The Alliance serves as a platform to:

  • Share resources with public and private institutions on why and how to integrate dietary shifts into policies and practices
  • Support and strengthen civil society’s efforts to elevate dietary shifts as a critical climate change solution
  • Connect diverse individuals and organizations who share vision for a healthier, more climate-friendly global food system
Alliance member organizations worked with the Nordic Food Policy Lab to host a discussion about food-based climate actions and policies at the May 2018 UNFCCC Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany.

Working Groups

On-the-ground work is organized through topic-specific working groups.

  • The Sub-National Policy Working Group informs and supports municipal and institutional food purchasing, and other efforts to support the inclusion of demand-side food solutions in sub-national climate policies.
  • The International Policy Working Group organizes joint events and informational meetings with policymakers in key international policy spaces such the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) annual Conference of Parties (COP).
  • The Metrics Working Group brings together NGOs and academic institutions to discuss and share resources on life-cycle assessment (LCA) and global modeling data. The group aims to create an agreed-upon methodology and set of metrics to consistently track and communicate the environmental benefits of shifts toward more plant-forward diets, especially within public and private sector food service.

  • The Communications Working Group develops messaging and resources that organizations can use to amplify the connection between diet and climate change.