Agricultural practices cause nutrient emissions to the Baltic Sea and excelerate climate change. Agriculture also has immense potential in combating climate change and Baltic Sea eutrophication. The Carbon Action pilot project is collaboration between scientists, farmers and other experts to find practices that speed up the sequestration of carbon from the atmosphere into agricultural soil. For soil, climate and the Baltic Sea!
Nutrients, especially nitrogen and phosphorus are vital for food production but in the Baltic Sea excess nutrients cause eutrophication. When nutrient recycling becomes profitable business, valuable nutrients will not be wasted. Nutrient cycling business ecosystem is a group of companies who work together to create new business opportunities and to achieve a breakthrough of nutrient recycling.
Järki projects aim at sustainable agriculture, that projects water bodies and biodiversity and is also profitable for the farmers. Järki project family has worked ten years to solve issues preventing environmental measures in the farms and in the regulatory level.
A Commitment is a voluntary, public act with a positive impact on the Baltic Sea. We analyze the problems and find relevant organizations to help to fix them. Commitments can be direct or indirect, single acts or long term processes. Today there are some 300 Baltic Sea Commitments, among then Commitments from all the Baltic Sea states.
Baltic Sea Action Summit was initiated to get the Baltic Sea issues to the highest political agenda and bring resources from private companies to saving the Baltic Sea. The BSAS is not conventional on-off meeting, but instead a process with the purpose of bringing together and combining actors from the public, private and third sector.
There are large quantities of phosphorus stored in the Baltic Sea’s bottom sediments. In poor oxygen conditions it leaks back to the water and causes eutrophication. BSAG’s goal is to gather more information about the dynamics of internal nutrient storage, and to find ways to mitigate its negative effects in the Baltic Sea.
The third European Sustainable Phosphorus Conference, ESPC3 was organized in Helsinki in June 2018. ESPC3 brought 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.