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  • How Can We Make Food Waste Socially Unacceptable?

    The multi-dimensional problem of food waste begins with our seemingly trivial everyday decisions. That's why behavioral science interventions can help us reduce the amount of food that ends up in landfills as well as the emissions it causes. World Resources Institute (WRI) research found that building a social resistance to food waste through the right types of messages can increase the significance of this issue in consumers' daily lives.

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  • Maximizing the Potential of Food Regionalization to Transform Our Food System

    The agriculture, forestry, and land-use change have contributed the lion share of Indonesia’s emissions. As we are pursuing net-zero emission prior to 2060, the transformation of Indonesia’s food system is more important than ever. To achieve the required emission reduction, the complex relationship within the food system should create a sustainable way to deliver food security and nutrition in such a way that the economic, social and environmental outlooks are not compromised. One key approach for food system transformation considered by the government is through food system regionalization.

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  • Reviving Local Foods, Achieving Sustainable Food System

    As an archipelago of more than 17,000 islands, Indonesia is blessed with fertile soil and rich mega-biodiversity; two aspects that support robust production of local foods and in turn contribute to food security. Indonesia has 77 types of carbohydrate-resource food plants, 389 types of fruits, 77 types of protein-resources, and 228 types of vegetables. Instead, Indonesia relies only on rice and wheat as sources of carbohydrates. This is one of the factors that has led our food system to transition away from local food and toward national dietary convergence, a concept where people tend to consume homogenous foods, despite the availability of other local foods. Consequently, research shows that a lack of dietary diversity influences national food security.This tendency has had implications for the government’s food policy decisions. For example, the national government imported 41,000 tons of rice in July 2021.

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  • People are Key to Combating Climate Crisis. The New Version of EMISI App Can Help.

    The latest IPCC report (2021) shows that people's actions will determine the future of our climate. The steps taken by every individual will be impactful in reducing emissions. The latest version of the EMISI app comes with the newest feature that will help every individual or organization to count, reduce, and sequester their GHG emissions from our daily activities.

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  • 4 Investments to Secure Ocean Health and Wealth

    New analysis commissioned by the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy shows that every $1 invested in sustainable ocean solutions yields at least $5 in return. A sustainable ocean economy can help the world build back better in the wake of COVID-19, improve ocean health and benefit the more than 3 billion people who rely on the ocean.

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  • 8 Ways to Rebuild a Stronger Ocean Economy After COVID-19

    Like many sectors, COVID-19 has disrupted the "blue economy." Though left out of many recovery conversations, there is abundant potential to build back a stronger, more resilient ocean economy that will benefit the millions of people who rely on it.

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