The third European Sustainable Phosphorus Conference will be organized in Helsinki in 11th-13th of June.  The conference venue is centrally located Finlandia hall, and the conference is organized by European Sustainable Phosphorus Platform, ESPP and BSAG together with the Finnish Ministry of the Environment, the Finnish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and supported by Kemira, EasyMining and Yara. The conference addresses phosphorus sustainability, covering farming, food, industry, phosphorus resources and environmental impacts. The conference follows successful ESPC1 and ESPC2 conferences organized 2013 in Brussels and 2015 in Berlin. ESPC3 will bring together 300-400 varied stakeholders concerned by phosphorus management including the fertilisers sector, waste and water management, phosphorus industry, environmental managers, the food industry, research and innovation and policy makers.

The Objectives of the conference are:

  • Update on implementation of EU Commission Consultation on Sustainable Phosphorus, 2013
  • Bring together different sectors concerned by phosphorus sustainability: agriculture and fertilisers, food industry, dietary choices and health, industrial applications, trade and resources (EU Critical Raw Materials), recycling and the Nutrient Circular Economy, environmental impacts
  • Make links with soil organic carbon sequestration, climate change
  • Showcase research and innovation and business success stories from across Europe
  • Global scientists call for phosphorus sustainability (UNEP Our Phosphorus Future project)

The outline programme of the conference can be found in this document, and the confirmed speakers include Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for the Environment (video message), Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General of World Meteorological Organization, Jonathan Trent, Project Scientist, NASA, Jaana Husu-Kallio, Permanent Secretary of the Finnish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Jan Vapaavuori, Mayor of Helsinki City, International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine, International Nitrogen Initiative, Newtrient (US dairy industry), Sustainable Phosphorus Alliance (North America), Netherlands Government, Fertilizers Europe, European Commission DG Environment and companies and R&D including: SARIA, Nijhuis, WETSUS, Ostara, Italpollina, Kemira, EasyMining and Yara.

The registration to the event is open and you can register via:

For more information contact:

Eero Jalava
EU Coordinator