Food accounting is crucial in ensuring a sustainable and efficient food system. Individuals, communities, and institutions must contribute in various ways to develop an effective food accounting system. 1 By doing so, they can help address challenges related to food waste, supply chain transparency, and environmental sustainability. Here are some ways in which these stakeholders can contribute to the development of a food accounting system:
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Taking Action within a Minimum Living Standard (MLS) Accounting System
In a minimum living standard (poverty) accounting system, 1 there are various ways in which individuals, communities, and institutions can play a significant role in making a positive difference. By understanding the challenges faced by those living in poverty and working together, these stakeholders can improve the living standard and reduce poverty levels.
Pollution is a pressing global issue that affects the environment, human health, and the overall quality of life. To address this problem, it is crucial for individuals, communities, and institutions to actively participate in making a positive difference in pollution accounting systems. 1 By implementing effective strategies and taking collective action, we can work towards reducing pollution and promoting a sustainable future.
Biodiversity accounting 1 plays a crucial role in assessing and managing the health of ecosystems. Individuals, communities, and institutions can contribute in various ways to make a positive difference in this system. By actively participating in conservation efforts, promoting sustainable practices, and advocating for policy changes, these stakeholders can collectively foster the preservation and enhancement of biodiversity.
In today's world, where the impact of human activities on the environment is increasingly evident, individuals, communities, and institutions must actively participate in efforts to mitigate climate change. One effective way to address this issue is using a carbon accounting system. 1 By accurately measuring and reducing carbon emissions, we can make a positive difference in our environment and pave the way for a more sustainable future.
Multiple psychological studies which include Schwarz and Clore (1983), Rehdanz and Maddison (2005) and Kampfer and Mutz (2013) show a connection between climate condition and human happiness. People who grow up in mild climates are usually more social, more extroverted, and emotionally more stable than people who grow up and live in regions with extreme temperatures.
We Must Face the Risks to Our Future Now
Arthur Lyon Dahl and Augusto Lopez-Claros
blog on Global Governance Forum
15 October 2023
As climate change intensifies, the critical test of global governance will be how it adapts and responds to increasingly complex risk parameters, such as social, economic, political and environmental. The acceleration of climate change will exacerbate the pressure of poverty on the management of natural resources and trigger a set of complex social, economic and political risks.
Arthur Lyon Dahl
3 October 2023