5 the international nitrogen initiative - ini-remedia

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5 the international nitrogen initiative - ini-remedia

  1. 1. The International Nitrogen Initiative - INI Luis Lassaletta
  2. 2. Embedding • INI was established in 2003 • Joint SCOPE and IGBP Project • Tries to find solutions to the nitrogen paradox (needed for plant growth, but causing damage in excess)
  3. 3. Regional Centers
  4. 4. INI - Europe • Director: Wilfried Winiwarter, IIASA • Steering Committee: – Bruna Grizzetti, JRC – EU, Italy – Hans van Grinsven, PBL – Netherlands – Kevin Hicks, SEI – UK – Maren Voss, IOW – Germany – Wim de Vries, ALTERRA – Netherlands
  5. 5. Key focal areas 1. Regional N budgets and N pathways/emissions 2. N compounds in air and water and their relation to effects on ecosystems and human health 3. Effects of N inputs on terrestrial ecosystems, in interaction with air quality and climate change 4. N inputs and effects on aquatic/marine ecosystems 5. Links of N and P use and transfer on food productivity and adverse environmental impacts 6. Regional boundaries for N and P use in view of food production and adverse environmental impacts 7. N management across Europe and current best practice in Europe
  6. 6. Achievements - reports • European Nitrogen Assessment (ENA) Sutton et al., 2011 • GPNM-INI report “Our Nutrient World” Sutton et al., 2013 • UNEP Synthesis Report “Drawing Down N2O” Alcamo et al., 2013
  7. 7. Contribution to conferences • Saltsjöbaden V workshop in Gothenburg, Sweden • N2013 - Kampala • 18th Nitrogen Workshop, Lisbon, Portugal
  8. 8. Scientific achievements • Sutton and Bleeker, 2013: The shape of nitrogen to come • Winiwarter et al., 2013: Estimating environmentally relevant fixed nitrogen demand in the 21st century • De Vries et al., 2013: Assessing planetary and regional nitrogen boundaries related to food security and adverse environmental impacts • Grizzetti et al., 2013: The contribution of food waste to global and European nitrogen pollution
  9. 9. Contacts • http://initrogen.org/ • http://www.ini-europe.org/ • E-mail: europe@initrogen.org • Postal address: International Nitrogen Initiative – European Centre c/o Austrian Academy of Sciences Climate and Air Quality Commission Dr. Ignaz Seipel-Platz 2 1010 Wien Austria

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