Sustainable Nitrogen Management Seminar – Join us on 16 February!
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Human activities, particularly in agriculture and fossil fuel combustion, have led to the release of reactive nitrogen, including nitrogen oxides and ammonia, into the atmosphere and water bodies. This has prompted concerns about irreversible changes to natural resources. To address this, the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA 5.2) adopted a second resolution on “Sustainable nitrogen management” (resolution 5/2), urging countries to develop action plans to significantly reduce nitrogen emissions by 2030. Furthermore, building upon resolutions UNEP 4.14 and UNEA 5.2, UNEP has formed a working group dedicated to nitrogen management, referred to as the “Nitrogen Working Group.” This initiative includes expert meetings and discussions focused on developing frameworks to enhance international policy coordination related to nitrogen management.
Nitrogen oxides are formed when atmospheric nitrogen reacts with oxygen at high temperatures leading to the creation of photochemical oxidants and PM2.5. Ammonia, mainly emitted from agricultural activities, also contributes to the increase in particulate matter. As part of its activities, the EANET is monitoring the atmospheric deposition of these reactive nitrogen species due to their significance in acid deposition and air pollution.
The Sustainable Nitrogen Management Seminar will be held online on Friday 16 February 2024, from 13:00 to 15:30 (UTC+7). This activity is implemented by the EANET and funded by the Ministry of the Environment, Japan, (MOEJ) through the EANET Project Fund.
This seminar aims to disseminate knowledge on sustainable nitrogen management led by UNEP to EANET Participating Countries and others; provide information on how to address this global issue at the policy level and take necessary monitoring activities that may help the development of national action plans by each country; and enhance the participation of EANET participating countries to the global discussions on sustainable nitrogen management.
3. Expected Participants
The Seminar will be attended online by the EANET National Focal Points, Scientific Advisory Committee members, and other EANET members and partners, including policymakers, scientists, and researchers. It will also welcome representatives of any organizations working on related issues.
For further inquiries, contact the Network Center for the EANET.
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