Mdia p3-04-nitrogen-cycle-150801

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Nitrogen is an element found in many important compounds that circulate in nature. Some amount of nitrogen compounds is good, but too much is not. Industrialized agriculture and other man made processes are introducing too much nitrogen into parts of the system which have destabilized.

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Mdia p3-04-nitrogen-cycle-150801

  1. 1. MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING File: MDIA-p3-06-NITROGEN-CYCLE-150619.odp Peter Burgess (c) All rights reserved MDIA NITROGEN CYCLE
  2. 2. EXPLANATION (1 0F 5) This slideset is A WORK-IN-PROGRESS and will be upgraded periodically. It is being made public in order to enable feedback, which is invaluable and essential for continuous improvement. MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING
  3. 3. EXPLANATION (2 0F 5) This slideset is part of a series that describe a framework for BETTER METRICS about PROGRESS and PERFORMANCE of the modern SOCIO-ENVIRO-ECONOMIC-SYSTEM. The other slidesets of this series may be found via this navigation page: http://www.truevaluemetrics.org/DBadmin/DBtxt001.php?vv1=list0200-Burgess-p3-Slidesets MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING
  4. 4. EXPLANATION (3 0F 5) FEEDBACK is welcome. Please email to Peter Burgess … peterbnyc@gmail.com … with a catchy phrase in the subject line so that it gets attention! Please make sure to identify the specific slideset(s) involved. MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING
  5. 5. EXPLANATION (4 0F 5) The PURPOSE of this slideset is to build more knowledge and understanding of how better metrics may be used for common good. Sharing for non-commercial purposes is encouraged. MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING
  6. 6. EXPLANATION (5 0F 5) This version of EXPLANATION is v150801. The latest version of the EXPLANATION may be found here: http://www.truevaluemetrics.org/DBadmin/DBtxt001.php?vv1=list0200-Burgess-p3-Slidesets MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING
  7. 7. NITROGEN plays an important role in the cycle of nature … MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING
  8. 8. NITROGEN is an element in many compounds including: ● Ammonia (NH4); ● Nitrous dioxide (NO2); ● Nitrates; ● Nitrites; ● etc. MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING
  9. 9. Many natural processes involving plants, bacteria and fungi convert these various compounds to build balance in nature … MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING
  10. 10. NITROGEN plays an important role in the cycle of nature, but its heavy use in modern industry and agriculture has disrupted the equilibrium of the natural cycle MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING
  11. 11. There are many ways to represent the NITROGEN CYCLE … MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING
  12. 12. MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING Sun BOP Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun EOP Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Nitrogen Cycle
  13. 13. MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING Sun BOP Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun EOP Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Nitrogen CycleNitrogen Cycle
  14. 14. MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING Sun BOP Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun EOP Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Nitrogen Cycle
  15. 15. MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING Sun BOP Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun EOP Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Nitrogen Cycle
  16. 16. MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING SunSun BOP Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun SunSun EOP Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun Nitrogen Cycle
  17. 17. MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING Sun BOP Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital EOPNitrogen Cycle
  18. 18. NITROGEN is important … but the balance of this system is outside the 'planetary bounds' according to the scientists … MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING
  19. 19. MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING Sun BOP Sun Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun SunSun Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun EOPPlanetary Boundaries Image credit: Steffen et al. Science (2015). Journal Science / AAAS
  20. 20. Follow up: Request for Feedback Getting these ideas fleshed out into a clear, simple but comprehensive structure is a big job and remains a work-in- progress. Many organizations are making progress with this, but there is no broad universal framework yet that will enable all the pieces to come together and work efficiently. I would like to get feedback from anyone and everyone to help move this initiative forward. While I have some clear concepts about much of this architecture, there are many details that I do not know enough about and need help. So, please feel free to contact me (peterbnyc@gmail.com). Please put something relevant and catchy in the subject line. MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING
  21. 21. Some links and contact information: Peter Burgess … peterbnyc@gmail.com Peter Burgess LinkedIn profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/peterburgess1 Link to TrueValueMetrics.org website http://www.truevaluemetrics.org/ Link to navigation for MDIA slidesets http://www.truevaluemetrics.org/DBadmin/DBtxt001.php?vv1=list0200-Burgess-p3-Slidesets MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING

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