save the date_kuvaCan we save the Baltic Sea by nutrient offsetting?

Welcome to the Opening Seminar of Project NutriTrade on 7.4.2016 at 13-16


Does private funding open up new opportunities in the battle against eutrophication?
Is there a risk of greenwashing in nutrient offsetting? 

Join us for a seminar to hear about the goals, partners and pilots of the NutriTrade project. In the first keynote, Marianne Mäkelä (COO, Korjaamo) will share the learnings and best practices of the case Helsinki Allas, where crowdfunding was successfully used. The second keynote will be held by Professor Markku Ollikainen, who will discuss the use of flexible mechanisms in protection of the Baltic Sea. This keynote will lead into a panel discussion, where we will address the theme of the seminar from different point of views.

Project NutriTrade focuses on widening the range of instruments for Baltic Sea protection. It aims at reducing the phosphorus and nitrogen loads with fast and cost-effective nutrient reduction measures.

“Current legislation falls short of achieving the target for restoring the good ecological status of the Baltic marine environment. However, high variability in abatement costs across the Baltic Sea states suggests that there are large efficiency gains to be obtained from international cooperation – potentially realized by nutrient trading.” (NEFFO report, 2008).

The seminar will be held on Thursday 7.4.2016 (13.00–16.00) at Merimelojien maja, Merikannontie 10, Helsinki. Please register to the seminar on 1.4.2016 at the latest.

The seminar is organised by the NutriTrade consortium, i.e. John Nurminen Foundation, Natural Resources Institute, University of Helsinki and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. The project is co-funded by the EU Interreg Central Baltic programme.

The seminar is open to the public.

Programme of the NutriTrade Opening Seminar, available in Finnish

Welcome to the seminar!


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