National Nutrient Reuse and Recovery Forum
On March 8, 2018, the International Institute for Sustainable Development hosted the National Nutrient Reuse and Recovery Forum.
The event was hosted in partnership with Environment and Climate Change Canada, and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) in Toronto.
The workshop featured speakers from MOECC who set the policy context as well as eminent Canadian academics and researchers, representatives of existing nutrient platforms described in this report and representatives from private sector technology companies.
While the workshop referred to nutrients generally, many speakers focused on phosphorus recovery, which is widely accepted as the predominant nutrient for recovery and reuse due to its limited commercial supply, vital food security implications and its predominant role in eutrophication impacts to receiving water bodies.
This workshop was motivated in part by the focus on Ontario’s circular economy legislation, and the new Lake Erie Action Plan presented by MOECC, but did present various scenarios in various regions of Canada (such as British Columbia, Quebec and Manitoba) where other drivers for phosphorus recovery and reuse and nutrient management factors were presented.
IGF 18th Annual General Meeting
This year’s event will focus on critical minerals for the low-carbon energy transition. It will be held in-person on November 7–10, 2022 in Geneva, Switzerland.
Reclaiming the Feminist Space in the Global “Trade and Gender” Debate: What role for human rights?
This round table will bring together experts on women’s rights, feminist economics, and trade policy to assess opportunities to advance gender equality in trade policy.
Trade and Sustainability Hub 2022
IISD’s second Trade and Sustainability Hub will reconvene our community of stakeholders to discuss how trade policy can contribute to sustainable development.
Comparing Approaches to Calculating Compensation: Lessons for investment arbitration reform
This webinar will launch a new paper comparing approaches used to determine compensation awards in arbitral tribunals and discuss implications for ISDS reform.