Third European Sustainable Phosphorus Conference (ESPC3) will be organised in Helsinki 11–13 June 2018. ESPC3 brings together companies, stakeholders, regional and national authorities, innovation and researchers, to discuss phosphorus and nutrients sustainability actions and policies. Finlandia Hall will be the meeting point for 400 experts.
The conference will present and assess integration of phosphorus and other nutrients into EU policies, enable dialogue with industry and stakeholders concerning future policies and see success stories from companies and environmental management.
Lead speakers of the conference include European Commissioner for the Environment Karmenu Vella, Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General of World Meteorological Organization, Member of the European Parliament Sirpa Pietikäinen, Jonathan Trent from the University of California, Jan Vapaavuori, Mayor of city of Helsinki, Jaana Husu-Kallio, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland, and Will Brownlie, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology Edinburgh.
Results of nutrient recycling projects introduced
Confirmed speakers from Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) are researcher Janne Helin and senior researcher Sari Luostarinen. Luke participates in organising the conference with the government’s key project “Making use of agricultural nutrients”. The results of all the Finnish nutrient recycling key projects will be introduced in the event on Monday evening 11 June.
Site visits on Wednesday 13th will be arranged in three locations: Kemira Research Center in Espoo, Yara Kotkaniemi Research Station, and Helsinki Region Environmental Services HSY sewage works – RAVITA process.
Main organisers of the conference are European Sustainable Phosphorus Platform (ESPP) and Finnish environment fund Baltic Sea Action Group.