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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 […]

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Announced: 5th Sustainable Phosphorus Summit to take place in Kunming, China, August 2016

The 5th Sustainable Phosphorus Summit (SPS 2016) 16th-20th August, 2016 Kunming, China   16th August: Registration 17th-19th August: oral and poster sessions 20th August: field trip Kunming is the capital city of Yunnan Province, which is a global “Hot Spot” of biodiversity, as well as the diversity center of Chinese culture gathering 24 minority groups with their own cultures, food and customs as well […]

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Mapping Sydney’s phosphorus supply and demand

Dr Metson inspecting parsely during a recent field trip to a market garden in the Greater Sydney Basin Cities concentrate people and by doing so they concentrate both the demand for food which needs phosphorus to grow and the generation of phosphorus-rich organic waste.  Visiting scholar Dr. Geneviève Metson is currently mapping sources and demands […]

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Should access to phosphorus be a human right?

  Source: SciDevNet Copyright: Flickr/IITA Food is a fundamental human right, as set down by international human rights treaties and, often, national constitutions.But the right to food cannot be ensured without a corresponding right to phosphorus, as some scientists pointed out at the Sustainable Phosphorus Summit 2014 earlier this month in Montpellier, France.The idea of phosphorus as a human […]

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BBC4: Feeding the Crops of the Future

Duration: 28 mins  Tom Heap looks at whether we’re running out of phosphorus, a key ingredient of fertiliser, and vital for life. All ours is imported, so should we be worried about future supplies? Produced by Jolyon Jenkins Download 13MB (right click & “save target as / link as”) Aired on BBC Radio4: Costing the Earth program […]

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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 […]

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Announced: 5th Sustainable Phosphorus Summit to take place in Kunming, China, August 2016

The 5th Sustainable Phosphorus Summit (SPS 2016) 16th-20th August, 2016 Kunming, China   16th August: Registration 17th-19th August: oral and poster sessions 20th August: field trip Kunming is the capital city of Yunnan Province, which is a global “Hot Spot” of biodiversity, as well as the diversity center of Chinese culture gathering 24 minority groups with their own cultures, food and customs as well […]

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Resource governance, geopolitics & social responsibility: the case of phosphorus

  WORKSHOP 3:00-4:30pm Tuesday 2nd June 2015 World Resources Forum Asia-Pacific University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Chair: Prof Stuart White, Director of the Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS One of the world’s most critical and strategic resources, phosphorus, is also one of the most under-discussed. Without phosphorus, we could not produce food. All nations and […]

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Feeding more than nine billion by 2050: challenges and opportunities

  Public Event: 22nd April 2015, Canberra & Copenhagen. Crawford School of Public Policy, FE2W Network and the OECD Co-operative Research Programme on Biological Resource Management for Sustainable Agricultural Systems are launching a special issue of the Food Security journal with events in both Canberra and Copenhagen. This issue looks at challenges and opportunities of sustainable food supply. Since the food […]

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3rd Sustainable Phosphorus Summit, Sydney, 2012

The 3rd Sustainable Phosphorus Summit was held in Sydney, Australia, 29th Feb – 2nd March, 2012, hosted by GPRI co-founders the Institute for Sustainable Futures. This follows from previous Summit’s in Linkoping Sweden, Phoenix Arizona, Montpellier France. And precedes the 5th Sustainable Phosphorus Summit in Kunming, China. Key outputs from the 3rd Sustainable Phosphorus Summit, […]

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