Establish Low Carbon Consumption and Production in Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines (“SCP TIP”)
As of: February 2019
Objective and activities
The project supports national governments in their development of mitigation strategies in the agro-food sector. Companies are encouraged to implement sustainable business models and are offered support on this path. Consumer awareness regarding sustainable consumption and production (SCP) is raised through the engagement of opinion leaders and communication campaigns. Thailand: SCP is serving as a solution model to land degradation and deforestation, with model sites for sustainable agriculture in Northern Thailand and sustainable supply chains to the Thai retail sector. These models should reveal ways out of the destructive monocrop maize production. Indonesia: Contributions to NDC implementation in the agricultural sector, focusing on palm oil production, are evolved and sustainable business models are implemented. Philippines: National strategies for SCP are developed, especially relating to models for reducing GHG emissions in the food service industry and focusing on tourism.
State of implementation/results
- July 2017: Official project kickoff conference with more than 50 key stakeholders including government officials, academics, NGOs, international organisations and others interested parties.
- Conducting thorough research and review on maize supply chains in Thailand and planning activities based on findings.
- Joint workshop on “Indicators for sustainable maize production and the animal-feed industry” between WWF and the National Science and Technology Department Agency as a key stakeholder working on sustainable maize supply chains.
- Launch of the project website scp.wwf.or.th .
- Implementing a consumer campaign (e.g. public events, online platform), aimed at raising consumers’ awareness and concern for the sustainability of the food system, impacts of food consumption on ecosystems and contribution towards sustainability through food consumption choices.
- Initiating pilot sustainable production and consumption models in selected project sites in Chiangmai and Nan as a solution to deforestation, degradation of ecosystems and smallholder livelihoods.
- October 2018: Co-organising a workshop at the Sustainable Brands Forum in Bangkok in cooperation with the One Planet Consumer Information Programme, promoting the “Guidelines for Providing Product Sustainability Information “.
- July 2017: National kickoff workshop, well-attended by representatives from government stakeholders, private sectors/ business associations and representative of communities/ NGOs.
- Submission of a proposal for collaboration with Go-Food and Go-Mart (mobile APPs for online delivery) to develop new categories on ‘Green Shopping’ in the APPs.
- Since December 2017 campaign activities by community partners have been conducted, e.g. the “Live Greener” campaign by Burgreens Community in Jakarta and the “Local for Local” campaign by the Indonesia Organic Community (KOI) in Jakarta, Bandung and Surabaya.
- WWF-Indonesia’s “Beli Yang Baik” campaign on sustainable consumption has undergone a deep analysis of its effectiveness and strategic delivery. The results are refined messages for the campaign.
- November 2018: WWF workshop will invite retailers, the Ministry of Trade and industry-related associations to discuss the establishment of a retailer roundtable for increasing the domestic uptake of sustainable products.
- November 2018: Asia-Pacific Round Table on sustainable consumption and production, organized by the Indonesian government in Jakarta.
- December 2018: The project will participate at the UNFCCC COP 24 in Katowice/ Poland with new findings on NDC development.
- Media engagement will be started at the end of this year with a media visit to Sintang (West Kalimantan).
- Meetings with key tourism cities are underway and inputs are being sought from local governments regarding the project implementation in Tagaytay City, Cebu City and Quezon City. Commitment of project support with the above mentioned cities has been established.
- Communication materials were continuously developed to promote the project’s core principles: local and sustainable sourcing as well as management of resources and waste.
- May 2018: An interactive exhibit material in the form of a simulation of a restaurant dining experience and its relation to the environment/ climate was launched at the International Food Exhibition at the World Trade Center Manila.
- Part of the project activities is to conduct media trips with key actors, i.e. celebrity chefs, key lifestyle influencers, traditional columnists and social bloggers to build awareness in food and tourism media. A media trip series was conducted entitled “Savour Planet: Cooking with a Purpose” in the three key tourism cities of the project.
- As of September 2018, a total of 24 restaurants have partnered with the project.