In the past months, with the support of PAGE, Indonesia has been taking steps to advance its circular economy agenda by assessing green recovery potential by implementing circular economy in the food and beverages (F&B) sector, as well as mapping its state of the arts from the Circular Economy perspective and collecting primary data for addressing food loss and waste.
PAGE Indonesia facilitated a meeting to disseminate the results of a food waste baseline survey in three provinces (West Java, Central Java, Bali), which will be used to develop a strategy for addressing food loss and waste. As part of the inclusive process of the development of the national circular economy roadmap/action plans which is currently underway, BAPPENAS led a discussion with the Ministry of Industry and PAGE to map the state of the arts of the sector, while results from PAGE Indonesia’s assessments on Circular Economy were used as reference.
Using Data to address Food Loss and Waste
To this scope, on February 27th, PAGE Indonesia facilitated a meeting with more than 40 participants/officials from the provincial government of West Java, Central Java, and Bali, Ministry of National Development Planning/BAPPENAS, UNEP, and UNDP to disseminate and validate the results of a food waste baseline survey. The data collected will be used to develop provincial strategies/action plans (Rencana Aksi Daerah/RAD) for addressing food loss and waste (FLW), contributing to a more sustainable food system and better waste management. The meeting was led by the Ministry of National Development Planning/BAPPENAS with opening remarks from a UNEP representative.
Additionally, on Friday 24 March 2023 a discussion, led by BAPPENAS and facilitated by LCDI/CE Secretariat with support from PAGE, was conducted with the Ministry of Industry (Directorate of Food, Marine Products and Fisheries Industry, Directorate for Beverage Industry, Tobacco, and Freshener Products and Centre for Green Industry). The meeting aimed at mapping out state of the arts of the F&B sector as one of the potential sectors for circular economy, for input for the development of national circular economy roadmap/action plan, which is currently underway. The meeting referenced results and data from PAGE Indonesia’s assessments on circular economy for green recovery in the F&B industry.
PAGE in Indonesia
Indonesia joinsed PAGE in 2018. PAGE work in Indonesia is currently aligned to the following SDGs: SDG 7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure), SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production); SDG 13 (Climate Action) and SDG 17 (Partnership for the Goals).
PAGE brings together five United Nations agencies; UNEP, UNDP, ILO, UNIDO, and UNITAR, to create lasting change embedded in national policies and institutions. PAGE support enables countries to reduce poverty, increase jobs and social equity, and strengthen livelihoods and environmental stewardship while sustaining economic growth.
In 2023, PAGE has grown into a prominent alliance of five UN agencies, 8 funding partners, and 22 partner countries that work together to transform economies into drivers of sustainability by supporting nations and regions in reframing economic policies and practices around sustainability.