Presentation on theme: "Advise Global TraPs & GPNM phosphorus mandate Arnoud Passenier Terry Roberts Jim Dobrowolski GPNM Steering Committee 11 dec 2014 GPNM Global TraPs."— Presentation transcript:
Advise Global TraPs & GPNM phosphorus mandate Arnoud Passenier Terry Roberts Jim Dobrowolski GPNM Steering Committee 11 dec 2014 GPNM Global TraPs
Assignment triumvirate Arnoud Passenier Terry Roberts Jim Dobrowolski (replaced Tom Sims ) 1.Propose how to merge the platforms of Global TraPs and GPNM 2.Explore possible synergies of both platforms 3.Take notice of the different areas of knowledge & experience. 2
Process 1.Start Skype call concerning: –common grounds –working methods –structures 2.Next defining relevant elements for our advise 3.Third to define interviews and interviewees 4.Interviews 5.Final report
Common grounds for a common mission Shared ambition to steer dialogues and actions => effective nutrient management =>improve food security and environmental quality, and provide benefits for the poor Both networks bring together stakeholders on global level Complementary: GPNM more focused on Nitrogen, Global TraPs focused on phosphorus.
Elements relevant for the integration of the heritage of Global TraPs in GPNM Two main characteristics of the networks: –Ambitions to create a system of nutrient management based on efficient & effective use of nutrients –Multistakeholder dialogue Structure of GPNM: task teams Best of both worlds: focus on innovations, transdisciplinary working methods, system approach, UNEP based Linking different knowledge networks to GPNM Specific P issues to be addressed: mining, environmental issues, markets & geopolitical perspectives
Proposals (1) 1.We found consensus to protect heritage of Global TraPs within GPNM. Network most welcome to achieve our common goals 2.No big fund to finance research, both for Nitrogen and Phosphorus, so IPI as counterpart of an INI isn’t viable. Apart from that: research is only instrumental to the common goals of GPNM in a transdisciplinary approach. 3.Create special Task Team Phosphorus for coming year to make merger of both global networks work smoothly, look for synergies where possible within other Task Teams
Proposals (2) 4.Task Team Phosphorus: Knowledge & expertise, focus on sustainable innovation Three perspectives: ecological, economical, geopolitical Multidisciplinary: science, business, governments Max around 10 people Arnoud Passenier prepared to lead Task Team through initial phase Within next couple of months agenda developed Steering Committee GPNM: do you approve?