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For the love of phosphorus: presentation in Swedish

This presentation comes from the “Future day” seminar arranged by waste handler Ragnsells.

It covers why phosphorus requires to be treated as a special case in the circular economy, indeed in a circular economy culture. And gives a few ideas how to do that – mentioning the acute need to do something about the Baltic Sea.

Slides can be downloaded here. RAGNSELLS1

To learn more about the circular economy see the online courses available here



Speaking engagement: The Future

I will be talking about how we need to love phosphorus and nitrogen in new ways.

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Economics of Happiness: localisation

Economics_happinessLONDON 14th September.Stephen joined Helena Norberg-Hodge at the Initiatives of Change conference on the Economics of Happiness.Read the summary here

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Introducing inner transition

Last week I took up the challenge to talk about inner transition in the garden of an eco-village project in Värmland County, Sweden. A lot of sun, beautiful place,  no flip-chart or power points. Here is a short account of what I talked about. Read More…

Webinar: How to invest in peace



  • Date: 5 th April 16:00 – 17:00 CET
  • Host: Initiatives of Change
  • Theme: how to invest in Peace
  • Objectives: An overview of possibilities to invest in other ways, at personal ´, community and policy level.
  • Sign up: Free
  • Access: you will need a web link (coming soon on this page)

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Taking part in European Sustainable Phosphorus Platform

Stephen Hinton will represent the Swedish Sustainable Economy Foundation as panel member at the event:

Policies and tools for the bio-nutrient circular economy
Brussels, Wednesday 2nd December

The event will focus on proposals for actions for policies around waste disposal constraints, targets, CAP incentives, natural capital accounting, externalities, dynamic standards, fiscal tax shift etc

And cover topics such as

  •  obstacles in regulation, application
  • innovation and value chain collaboration
  • changing economic imbalance between raw materials and recycling
  • tax shift
  • policy tools
  • job creation, farmer’s incomes

Read more about the Platform here

Water and Food Award Ceremony June 2014

Steve Bradshaw and Stephen Hinton

Steve Bradshaw and Stephen Hinton

Click on the image above to see the full broadcast of the event, to see who won and hear the panel and keynote speeches. Read More…

Speaking at “keep the dream alive” Martin Luther King Movement

MLKINGAugust 23, 2014, Stephen Hinton will join well-known  Swedish author and theologian Harry Månsus  in an on-stage dialogue about human rights, Transition and justice in the spirit of Martin Luther King.

Read more here (in Swedish)

The Humanitarian Water and Food Award 2014

Introduced by former BBC correspondent and sustainability journalist Steve Bradshaw along with WAF’s applications manager, Stephen Hinton, the Humanitarian Water and Food Award was streamed live from Central Hall Westminster in London on Wednesday the 18th of June. Read More…

When does an economy become sustainable?

Monday evening, 3rd March in Central Stockholm: an evening devoted to delving into the question of sustainable economy with Mikael Malmaeus from the Swedish Environmental Research Institute and Torbjörn Lahti, author and initiator of the Swedish sustainable municipality initiative.

Moderator for the evening is Stephen Hinton.

For more details, see the invitation (in Swedish) Program_ 140303_ Ekonomi