Launched: International Phosphorus Task Team


The United Nations Environment Programme’s Global Partnership on Nutrient Management (GPNM) launched its’ Phosphorus Task Team at an inaugural meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland, 15th-16th September. The meeting was hosted by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, one of the collaborating partners within the GPNM. The meeting sought to identify the support role of the Task Team within the GPNM partnership — and the global community. Delegates also identified an Action Plan of priority outputs and milestones, and proposed modalities for regional and global stakeholder engagement on phosphorus management agenda.

Delegates at the inaugural Phosphorus Task Team meeting in Edinburgh.

The task team includes representation from select national governments, the private sector, research organisations and intergovernmental technical and policy support agencies.  The task team is chaired by Arnoud Passenier, Director of Value Chains Sustainable Innovations within the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment of the Netherlands.

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Press Release: Launch of the GPNM Phosphorus Task Team

CEH: Putting phosphorus on the map