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Integrating blue foods into food system policy and practice | T20 Policy Brief

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Image Source: Think20 Indonesia 2022

The G20, or Group of Twenty, is a strategic multilateral platform connecting the world’s major developed and emerging economies. Together, the G20 members represent more than 80 percent of world gross domestic product (GDP), 75 percent of international trade and 60 percent of the world population. In its 2022 G20 Presidency, the Republic of Indonesia has focused on three main pillars for collective action: Global Health Architecture, Sustainable Energy Transition, and Digital Transformation. In line with this framework, Think20 (T20), the G20’s official engagement group of leading think tanks and research institutions worldwide, offers recommendations for the G20 decision-making process.

T20 serves as the ‘ideas bank’ of the G20 and aims to provide research-based policy recommendations to the G20 leaders. Members of the Blue Food Assessment team contributed to a policy brief under the T20 Task Force 4 on Food Security & Sustainable Agriculture, highlighting Blue Food Assessment research findings and policy recommendations.

As the authors write, “thoughtful investments and policies that foster a thriving, regenerative blue food sector could help solve some of the most pressing challenges facing the world today.” The policy brief shares targeted proposals for the G20, and on-the-ground examples from blue food systems in Indonesia to highlight best practices and success stories. Together, these recommendations can help inform the G20 decision-making process as members determine how best to take collection action to transform our global food systems.

Read the full T20 policy brief “Integrating blue foods into food system policy and practice” >

Read the full T20 Communiqué >

Read more Blue Food Assessment policy recommendations, including resources in Bahasa Indonesia >