GCRF South Asian Nitrogen Hub

Lead Research Organisation: NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
Department Name: Atmospheric Chemistry and Effects

Abstract

Humans have massively altered flows of nitrogen on our planet, leading to both benefits for food production and multiple threats to the environment. There are few places on Earth more affected than South Asia, with levels of nitrogen pollution rapidly increasing. The result is a web of interlinked problems, as nitrogen losses from agriculture and from fossil fuel combustion cause air and water pollution. This damages human health, threatens biodiversity of forests and rivers, and leads to coastal and marine pollution that exacerbates the effects of climate change, such as by predisposing reefs to coral bleaching. Altogether, it is clear that nitrogen pollution is something we should be taking very seriously.

The amazing thing is that so few people have heard of the problem. Everyone knows about climate change and carbon footprints, but how many people are aware that nitrogen pollution is just as significant? One reason for this is that scientists and policy makers have traditionally specialised. Different experts have focused on different parts of the nitrogen story, and few have the expertise to see how all the issues fit together.

This challenge is taken up by a major new research hub established under the UK Global Challenge Research Fund. The "GCRF South Asian Nitrogen Hub" is a partnership that brings together 32 leading research organisations with project engagement partners from the UK and South Asia. All eight countries of the South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme (SACEP) are included. The hub includes research on how to improve nitrogen management in agriculture, saving money on fertilizers and making better use of manure, urine and natural nitrogen fixation processes. It highlights options for more profitable and cleaner farming for India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and the Maldives. At the same time, the hub considers how nitrogen pollution could be turned back to fertilizer, for example by capturing nitrogen oxide gas from factories and converting it into nitrate.

The fact that all the SACEP countries are included is really important. It means that lessons can be shared on good experiences as well as on whether there are cultural, economic and environmental differences that prevent better management practices from being adopted. It is also important from the perspective of international diplomacy, and provides an example to demonstrate how working together on a common problem is in everyone's interest. It puts the focus on future cooperation for a healthier planet, rather than on the past.

The South Asian case provides for some exciting scientific, social, cultural and economic research challenges. The first is simply to get all the researchers talking together and understanding each other. There are dozens of languages in South Asia, matching the challenge met when different research disciplines come together. This is where developing a shared language around nitrogen can really help. There are lots of nitrogen forms ranging from unreactive atmospheric nitrogen (N2), to the air pollutants ammonia (NH3) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2), to nitrate (NO3-) which contaminates watercourses, and nitrous oxide (N2O) which is a greenhouse gas. The impacts of each of these are being studied to provide a better understanding of how they all fit together.

The result is an approach that aims to give a much more coherent picture of the nitrogen cycle in South Asia: What is stopping us from taking action, and what can be done about it. One of the big expectations is that the economic value of nitrogen will help. India alone spends around £6 billion per year subsidising fertilizer supply. It means that South Asian governments are strongly motivated to use nitrogen better. At which point research from the South Asian hub can provide guidance on where they might start.

Planned Impact

The GCRF South Asian Nitrogen Hub connects four key sectors to ensure long-term impact: a) It engages with POLICYMAKERS through the intergovernmental South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme (SACEP); b) It brings together a network of VILLAGE engagement across South Asia; c) It promotes wider CIVIL SOCIETY engagement by "twinning" NGO nitrogen forums; d) It builds on existing partnerships with key BUSINESS forums. Multi-actor feedback will stimulate further impact initiatives, supported by workshops, while a substantial flexibility budget will facilitate research innovation.

HUB CO-DESIGN: The hub adopts a theory-of-change that starts with the nature of the problem, uses co-design with key stakeholders to identify the research needs, and works with the actors and mobilization platforms needed to effect change. At its heart is the challenge of overcoming fragmentation across policies, practice, science and communication about the nitrogen cycle. The co-design process started with workshops between the International Nitrogen Initiative (INI) chair, the INI South Asian Nitrogen Centre and SACEP in 2013, 2015 and 2016. The joint workshop of SACEP governments and the International Nitrogen Management System (INMS) in Malé (Sept. 2017) was a key step which identified the major goals and research priorities. These were refined at the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-3), with the recent SACEP Governing Council (March 2018) confirming a draft 'Nitrogen Resolution' from Malé to be submitted to UNEA-4.

INTERGOVERNMENTAL PARTNERSHIPS: Pathways to impact and long-term durability are underpinned by embedding the GCRF Hub within INMS, which has recently been established by UN Environment and INI, with 5-year financing through the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

There are three scales with mutual feedback:

A) INMS will be a key receiving body for the hub research results, enabling the results to be embedded into the first International Nitrogen Assessment (2022), into INMS guidance documentation and into support for policy.

B) The SACEP / INMS / UN Environment link will enable the hub to reach global partners, including the Task Force on Reactive Nitrogen of the UNECE Geneva Air Convention, the UNEP-led GPA on land-marine environmental protection, the Convention on Biological Diversity, the UNFCCC (e.g. Koronivia Joint Work), the Vienna Convention on Stratospheric Ozone (relevant for N2O), OECD and UN Agenda 2030 on the Sustainable Development Goals.

C) The consensus building through SACEP will allow South Asia to champion hub outcomes to UNEA and globally (e.g., World Environment Day, New Delhi 2018; proposed 2020 Nitrogen Summit, Berlin; concept for the Inter-convention Nitrogen Coordination Mechanism - 'UN Nitrogen').

FARMER, CIVIL SOCIETY & BUSINESS: The co-design process draws on piloting experience from the NEWS India-UK centre, providing key pathways-for-impact with local communities and wider civil society. An IARI-led pilot in Mumtazur, Haryana provides a basis to co-design manure and urine approaches. It links farmer priorities and concerns with scientific evidence, and considering social, cultural and religious factors. This approach will be replicated across the hub, allowing lessons to be shared with SACEP, business and wider-civil society. Civil society "twinning" will focus on multi-actor engagement at a city/regional scale, piloted by "Nourish Scotland" and the "Sustainable India Trust", with lessons informing extension to other South Asian contexts. Business engagement will be facilitated through INMS partners (inc. Fertilizer Association of India, International Fertilizer Association, BASF) and the 'Cool Farm Alliance' (esp. food-system companies) and the KITT Business Incubator. Activities will inform priority setting, and better understanding of how contrasting aspirations of citizens (e.g. dietary choice) may reciprocally influence the developed world and South Asia in future trajectories.

People

ORCID iD

Mark A Sutton (Principal Investigator)
Clare Howard (Co-Investigator)
Massimo Vieno (Co-Investigator)
Adam Price (Co-Investigator)
Ute Maria Skiba (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8659-6092
Tariq Aziz (Co-Investigator)
Jonathan Hillier (Co-Investigator)
Subodh Sharma (Co-Investigator)
Alexander William Tudhope (Co-Investigator)
Roger Jeffery (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1702-7253
Laura Maritza Cardenas (Co-Investigator)
Shazla Mohamed (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0402-5155
Anita Ganesan (Co-Investigator)
Umme Aminun Naher (Co-Investigator)
Suraj Kumar Tripathy (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2778-8937
David Stevenson (Co-Investigator)
Purvaja Ramachandran (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7937-3763
Clare Barnes (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9857-1447
Toufiq Iqbal (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7835-9521
Gufran Beig (Co-Investigator)
Md. Mizanur Rahman (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2353-6823
Dendup Tshering (Co-Investigator)
Abdulla Naseer (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0033-8744
Damodar Jena (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5107-7572
Renu Singh (Co-Investigator)
Desiraju Subrahmanyam (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1947-2695
Aminath Shazly (Co-Investigator)
SUDIPTA CHATTERJEE (Co-Investigator)
Julia Drewer (Co-Investigator)
Sarath Premalal Nissanka (Co-Investigator)
Philip John Skuce (Co-Investigator)
Stuart Carl Painter (Co-Investigator)
Peter Smith (Co-Investigator)
Peter Shewry (Co-Investigator)
Jason Holt (Co-Investigator)
Alfred Gathorne-Hardy (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6251-3707
Arti Bhatia (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7884-4658
Stefan Reis (Co-Investigator)
Niveta Jain (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6387-7836
David Sean Reay (Co-Investigator)
Victoria Anne Bell (Co-Investigator)
Stefano Brandani (Co-Investigator)
Abdul Wakeel (Co-Investigator)
Nancy Dise (Co-Investigator)
Tom Misselbrook (Co-Investigator)
Mallika Pinnawala (Co-Investigator)
Eiko Nemitz (Co-Investigator)
RABI NARAYAN SUBUDHI (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9502-2098
Khem Raj Dahal (Co-Investigator)
RAMESH RAMACHANDRAN (Co-Investigator)
Icarus Allen (Co-Investigator)
MJ Bowes (Co-Investigator)
HIMANSHU PATHAK (Co-Investigator)
Zikrullah Safi (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8702-3402
J.U. Smith (Co-Investigator)
Tapan Kumar Adhya (Co-Investigator)
Asif Reza Anik (Co-Investigator)
Ulrike Dragosits (Co-Investigator)
ALTAF AHMAD (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4099-7338
Bob Rees (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1348-8693
Mrutyunjay Suar (Co-Investigator)
Alan David Dangour (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6908-1273
Vera Eory (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7134-3233
Raghuram Nandula (Co-Investigator)
Till Pellny (Co-Investigator)
Sanjoy Bandyopadhyay (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1282-562X
Liz Grant (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7248-7792
Christopher James Ellis (Co-Investigator)

Publications

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Title Video on site selection in Sri Lanka at 'leopards' Haunch' created by Dilmah Foundation 
Description A video segment (2 minutes), where the Project Director (Mark Sutton) describes the hunt for a field site for a pollution transect in Sri Lankan forest at a Dilmah tea plantation. The area is know as the 'Leopards' Haunch'. Video produced by Dilmah Foundation and then tweeted by Mark Sutton. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact It provides general awareness of the nitrogen issue, links to Sri Lanka and also on field site methods and selection. Posting occurred in March, further impact to be determined. 
URL https://twitter.com/MarkNitrogen/status/1237801413381459968?s=20
 
Description • Significant new knowledge generated;
The hub has increase science policy understanding between the research community and governments, building capacity in the region and in the UK, with major policy outputs.
• New or improved research methods or skills developed;
The hub is developing improved skills in nitrogen flux and concentrations measurements across South Asia, as well as building modelling capability.
• Important new research resources identified;
The hub is mobilizing investment from many partners to co-fund core hub activities. This includes a developing network of associated PhD students being funded by partner resources. The European Commission has also supported the work in developing a Nitrogen Guidance Document on "Integrated Sustainable Nitrogen Management" for the UNECE, with the aim that this is adopted, allowing it to ultimately enter EU policy as a key intergovernmental resource.
• Important new research questions opened up;
The interdisciplinary approach is outlined in the relevant section, which highlights the innovative hypotheses.
• Significant negative results and/or research paths closed off;
None yet.
• Particularly noteworthy new research networks/collaborations/partnerships, or combinations of these;
The whole thing in innovative: multiple disciplines of researchers coming together with multiple stakeholders (policy, business, rural and urban civil society) coming together to address the nitrogen challenge that links most of the Sustainable Development Goals. The intergovernmental agreement in the Colombo Declaration (mobilized by the hub) to with the "ambition to halve nitrogen waste by 2030" as rapid follow up to the UNEA-4 Resolution on Sustainable Nitrogen Management (UNEP/EA.4/Res.14) represent major achievements where the hub is catalysing global intergovernmental action.
• Increased research capability generated from training delivered in specialist skills;
This is in development: A Massive On-Line Open Course (MOOC) is published in English and now being translated into South Asian Languages. Several training courses in measurement methods have already been started.
• Summary information combining outcomes detailed in other sections.
The GCRF South Asian Nitrogen hub is spearheading research and policy development for nitrogen, where the regional approach is catalysing global action for the Sustainable Development Goals. The achievement of a UN resolution (UNEP/EA.Res.14), a substantive intergovernmental agreement with a clear target (halve nitrogen waste, Colombo Declaration) and the sharing of this between a Head of State and head of the UN demonstrate the high level impact.
Exploitation Route Co-development for the hub over the last five years has established a strong multi-actor network, which simultaneously provides the key to achieving lasting impact. This applies both to the hub's role in catalysing transformational change toward the SDGs and to its transforming academic impact.
The primary enabling platforms and actor groups are A) the nitrogen research community, B) governmental and intergovernmental actors (policy, politics and diplomatic perspective), C) wider civil society (inc. city perspective), D) villages (small scale - rural perspective) and E) business (multi-scale international perspective).
The starting point for durable impact is the role of the nitrogen research community as a broker of technical knowledge. This is focused on stimulating a better-informed dialogue between the actor groups, as a basis to improve mutual understanding and develop shared goals. However, in order for the hub to really make a difference, it is vital to recognize the opportunities and limitations of the different platforms, to be ready for the opportune moments, and to prioritize engagement efficiently.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Education,Environment

 
Description • Economic and societal impact of the award on the DAC list country/countries. Poor nitrogen management is currently responsible for adverse affects relevant across multiple sustainable development issues, such as air pollution, water pollution, greenhouse gas emission, loss of biodiversity, stratospheric ozone, human health and economy. Overall, nitrogen losses account globally are worth c. 200 billion USD annually. This is in addition to the economic costs of environmental, health and climate threats. The GCRF South Asian Nitrogen Hub is mobilizing better nitrogen management at a regional scale as a contribution to championing global action. A key illustration of impact is the recent agreement catalysed by the hub in the form of the Colombo Declaration, agreed by governments of 14 countries in October 2019. The declaration has taken up the narrative developed by the International Nitrogen Initiative, under the lead of the hub director, to "Halve Nitrogen Waste by 2030, saving 100 billion USD per year", as a contribution to clean air, clean seas, climate change and human wellbeing. The hub director launched this as a science commitment at the Our Oceans Conference (Bali, October 2018). The work of the hub has now allowed this ambition to be embraced by 14 countries within one year of its launch. The hub is now taking this forward with 8 DAC countries across South Asia, to mobilize action on the solutions needed to reach this goal. The vision is that these countries then become champions for global action through the developing Interconvention Nitrogen Coordination Mechanism (INCOM) with the support of the hub through the International Nitrogen Management System (INMS). • Impact on UK / non-DAC list countries Action on the hub is providing major advantages for UK researchers and policy makers. UK is already a lead country for global innovation on the nitrogen cycle. The hub is mixing researchers across disciplines building new ideas and connections enabling UK to push forward on its leading edge. At the same time, this is becoming a major resource for UK, and through UNEP countries globally in transforming management of the global nitrogen cycle to help meet the SDGs. • How the award has addressed any of the Sustainable Development Goals The hub is addressing most of the SDGs as summarized below. (This information is available diagramatically in the Summary Report "Nitrogen: Grasping the Challenge", prepared for the Colombo Nitrogen For Life event). The hub is addressing all of these in some way: • SDG 1: No Poverty: Nitrogen supports livelihoods by reducing nitrogen resource loss. • SDG 2: Zero Hunger: Nitrogen fertilizer efficiency and BNF to sustain global food production. • SDG 3: Good Health and Wellbeing: Improved health through better nitrogen air & water quality. • SDG 4: Quality Education: Education & training in Sustainable Nitrogen Management. • SDG 5: Gender Equality: Valuing nutrients in manure helps to address gender inequalities. • SDG 6: Clean Water & Sanitation: Decreased nitrate contamination of drinking water & rivers. • SDG 7: Affordable & Clean Energy: Bioenergy & biogas with reduced Nitrogen Footprint. • SDG 8: Decent Work & Economic Growth: Nitro-Finance to mobilize growth in the Circular Economy. • SDG 9: Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure: Nitro-Innovation for resource recovery in air & water. • SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities: Widening access to cost-effective nitrogen resources. • SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities: Decreased nitrogen oxides (NOx) & PM2.5 improves urban air quality. • SDG 12: Responsible Production and Consumption: Nitrogen & healthy food: demitarian, vegetarian & other dietary options. • SDG 13: Climate Action: Less nitrous oxide (N2O) as a long-lived greenhouse gas. • SDG 14: Life Below Water: Less nitrogen water pollution helps protect reefs & avoid coastal dead zones. • SDG 15: Life on Land: Decreased ammonia (NH3) & NOx emissions help protect terrestrial biodiversity. • SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions: Nitrogen cooperation as a contribution to Environmental Diplomacy. • SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals: Strengthened partnerships through the Nitrogen Coordination Mechanism. • Gender related impact Gender has become a significant conversation throughout the hub in order to mobilize best practice within the context of developing equitable and ethical partnerships. The hub management structure has taken careful note to ensure a healthy gender contribution (both male and female co-leads) as well as to promote opportunities according to merit, while avoiding gender bias for young researchers. The research has highlighted gender relevant issues, where manure management has been characterized as a female activity and chemical fertilizers a male activity, in some regions. The implications are being further investigated. • Other Equality, Diversity and Inclusion related impacts The hub has established an ethical policy and ethical committee which is promoting equality and diversity throughout the hub, while paying attention to take account of any shortfalls of the where they may occur. Experience has been gained in managing poor relationships between individual researchers, where these have occurred, with a focus on ensuring an equitable and fair approach.
First Year Of Impact 2019
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink,Environment,Government, Democracy and Justice
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description Agricultural Policy Dialogue
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact A policy dialogue with panellists: Chairman Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Vice Chancellor Hari Pur University and expert from Uni. of Agriculture Faisalabad. Along with other points it was emphasized that Pakistan should move forward to fulfil the requirements of UN Sustainable Development Goals with special reference to UN resolution on sustainable Nitrogen management
 
Description Letter from INMS & UKRI GCRF South Asian Nitrogen Hub to Mr. António Guterres, Secretary General, United Nations
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact This letter led to the press release regarding the Colombo event and declaration, which was released on UN Day, from the Secretary General of the UN.
URL http://www.inms.international/INMS-letter-to-UNSecretary-General
 
Description Letter from President of Sri Lanka, Gotabaya Rajapaksa to Mr. António Guterres, Secretary General, United Nations
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact This letter led to the UN Secretary General directing Inger Anderson, Director General of United Nations Environment Programme to mobilise action across the UN System, regarding Nitrogen issues.
 
Description Meeting with policy implementers of ZBNF (Rythu Sadhikara Samstha - RySS)
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Meeting with policymakers in Vijaywada, India to discuss incorporation of ZBNF - zero budget natural farming and the agrarian crisis in India
 
Description Plantlife; We need to talk about Nitrogen Event and subsequent policy recommendation publication
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact The 'Plantlife; We need to talk about Nitrogen' Stakeholder workshop was held in Scotland with the aim to draw out expertise and build consensus amongst key stakeholders in agriculture, environment and health to determine a set of recommendations on how the Scottish government should better manage nitrogen pollution in order to improve air quality. The Scottish Government funded the meeting in order to get contributions and recommendations for their Independent review of the 2015 Cleaner Air for Scotland (CAFS) policy. The workshop discussions and recommendations were encorporated into the Plantlife 'We need to talk about nitrogen' publication which included policy recommendations on how to reduce the ecological impacts of excess nitrogen and integrate these approaches into the 'Cleaner Air for Scotland' policy to better manage nitrogen pollution in Scotland. Members of SANH contributed to the policy recommendations as well as presenting information about nitrogen pollution in both Scotland and at an international level.
URL https://www.plantlife.org.uk/uk/our-work/campaigning-change/nitrogen
 
Description UNEA Resolution on Sust Nitrogen Management
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact UNEA Resolution on Sustainable Nitrogen Management. UNEP/EA.4/L.16 and UNEP/EA.4/Res.14. Mark Sutton is the lead author, drafted with SACEP /INMS and submitted under leadership of Government of India. United Nations Environment Assembly of the United Nations Environment Programme. Fourth Session 11-15 March 2019. Resolution on Sustainable Nitrogen Management. (UNEP/EA.4/L.16 and UNEP/EA.4/Res.14) (available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish at
URL http://web.unep.org/environmentassembly/ministerial-declaration-resolutions-and-decisions-unea-4
 
Description Executive Director of UNEP. Foreword to Frontiers 2018-2019, with focus on the nitrogen cycle. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Joyce Msuya, Executive Director of UNEP. Foreword to Frontiers 2018-2019, with focus on the nitrogen cycle.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://unenvironment.org/resources/frontiers-201819-emerging-issues-environmental-concern
 
Description Article by Fiona Harvey, The Guardian (15 January 2019) Muck-spreading could be banned to reduce air pollution. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article by Fiona Harvey, The Guardian (15 January 2019) Muck-spreading could be banned to reduce air pollution. Comment on the Defra Clean Air Strategy noting Mark Sutton and CEH contribution
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://theguardian.com/environment/2019/jan/14/muck-spreading-could-be-banned-to-reduce-air-pollutio...
 
Description Article by Jamie Mann, The Ferret (1 September 2019) Ammonia air pollution risk as Scotland's dairy herds grow 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article by Jamie Mann, The Ferret (1 September 2019) Ammonia air pollution risk as Scotland's dairy herds grow. [Report discussing impacts of ammonia arising from larger farm sizes].
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://theferret.scot/ammonia-pollution-farms-dairy-farms/
 
Description Article by Jamie Mann, The Ferret (13 June 2019) Revealed: the intensive farms polluting Scotland with ammonia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article by Jamie Mann, The Ferret (13 June 2019) Revealed: the intensive farms polluting Scotland with ammonia
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://theferret.scot/ammonia-pollution-farms-scotland/
 
Description Article for MediaIndia (5 March 2019) Nitrogen pollution is a big environmental issue: UN Environment. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article for MediaIndia (5 March 2019) Nitrogen pollution is a big environmental issue: UN Environment. Article on Frontiers nitrogen chapter
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://medindia.net/news/view_main_print_new.asp?id=186308
 
Description Article for Odessa Media (Ukraine) (31 May 2019) In Odessa, a global international seminar was held with the participation of ONU 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article for Odessa Media (Ukraine) (31 May 2019) In Odessa, a global international seminar was held with the participation of ONU. Mechnikov: discussed the appropriate use of nitrogen in the East European region. [In Ukrainian] Account of INMS East Europe Workshop, Odessa.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://odessamedia.net/news/v-odesse-sostoyalsya-globalnii-mejdunarodnii-seminar-s-uchastiem-onu-im-...
 
Description Article for The Hindu (22 January 2019) Natural farming has struck root in State 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article for The Hindu (22 January 2019) Natural farming has struck root in State. Launch of GCRF Nitrogen Hub as part of Davos World Economic Forum.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://thehindu.com/news/national/andhra-pradesh/natural-farming-has-struck-root-in-state/article260...
 
Description Bittersweet nature of nitrogen calls for better management practices. UN-envrionment web article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Bittersweet nature of nitrogen calls for better management practices. https://www.unenvironment.org/news-and-stories/story/bittersweet-nature-nitrogen-calls-better-management-practices, web article reports on INMS-4 and Nitrogen Video for World Environment Day. Also published at: https://allafrica.com/stories/201905060910.html
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://unenvironment.org/news-and-stories/story/bittersweet-nature-nitrogen-calls-better-management-...
 
Description Bureau of Investigative Journalism (13 June 2019) Deadly gas: Cutting farm emissions in half could save 3,000 lives a year. General interview on ammonia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article by Andrew Wasley, Alexandra Heal & Mie Lainio, Bureau of Investigative Journalism (13 June 2019) Deadly gas: Cutting farm emissions in half could save 3,000 lives a year. General interview on ammonia
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://thebureauinvestigates.com/stories/2019-06-13/deadly-gas-ammonia-cutting-farm-emissions-could-...
 
Description Bureau of Investigative Journalism (13 June 2019) How ammonia is killing off the countryside 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article by Alexandra Heal, Mie Lainio & Andrew Wasley, Bureau of Investigative Journalism (13 June 2019) How ammonia is killing off the countryside. [general interview on ammonia]
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/stories/2019-06-13/how-ammonia-is-killing-off-the-countryside
 
Description CAFRE/DAERA (Dec 2019, "The Ammonia Challenge" (6-min video) with Mark Sutton presenting the situation on Moninea Bog, Northern Ireland. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact CAFRE/DAERA (Dec 2019, "The Ammonia Challenge" (6-min video) with Mark Sutton presenting the situation on Moninea Bog, Northern Ireland. https://app.frame.io/presentations/02a9b8fe-e03d-4ae1-ad8d-669946e43076 (best viewed with Chrome or Flash) and www.cafre.ac.uk/industry-support/knowledge-transfer/project/ammonia/ and https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=y0lG5mOWyAs Second edition (March 2019): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTLEZDrpTlJvUfonwmP5xvw
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://app.frame.io/presentations/02a9b8fe-e03d-4ae1-ad8d-669946e43076
 
Description CAPER 2019 Conference, Edinburgh. Invited presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact CAPER 2019 Conference, Edinburgh. Invited presentation: Nitrogen Science & Champions: From South Asia to the World. Moderator for panel discussion: Communicating Nitrogen to the Public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description CAPER 2019 Conference, Edinburgh. Moderator for panel discussion: Communicating Nitrogen to the Public. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact CAPER 2019 Conference, Edinburgh. Invited presentation: Nitrogen Science & Champions: From South Asia to the World. Moderator for panel discussion: Communicating Nitrogen to the Public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description CEH Science News (1 March 2019) Multinational nitrogen research hub holds first meeting. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact CEH Science News (1 March 2019) Multinational nitrogen research hub holds first meeting. Report on GCRF Nitrogen Hub, Kathmandu meeting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://ceh.ac.uk/multinational-nitrogen-research-hub-holds-first-meeting/
 
Description Cherelle Jackson, IISD / SDG Knowledge Hub (21 March 2019) UNEA-4 Calls for Strengthened Approach to Sustainable Nitrogen Management. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Cherelle Jackson, IISD / SDG Knowledge Hub (21 March 2019) UNEA-4 Calls for Strengthened Approach to Sustainable Nitrogen Management.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://sdg.iisd.org/news/unea-4-calls-for-strengthened-approach-to-sustainable-nitrogen-management/
 
Description Co-producer of the Nitrogen Song with Ricky Kej, and Premier of the Nitrogen Song. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Co-producer of the Nitrogen Song with Grammy award winning musician and producer Ricky Kej, and Premier of the Nitrogen Song. Hosted on youtube and numerous other sites.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Cool Farm Alliance Annual Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The Cool Farm Alliance is a collaboration of 58 organisations including food retailers, manufacturers, input suppliers, NGOs, universities and consultancies, from across Europe. The organisation focuses on creating the cool farm tool which helps farmers work out better management plans in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve biodiversity. In November 2019, members from the agricultural industry, academic institutions and members of the UKRI GCRF South Asian Nitrogen Hub (SANH) attended the Annual meeting of the Cool Farm Alliance and there was a discussion on SANH as well as how the research done by the Hub can be used across the agricultural industry to reduce environmental impacts and improve farm management in regards to nitrogen.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://coolfarmtool.org/2019/01/cool-farm-alliance-annual-meeting-2019/
 
Description Costing the Earth, BBC Radio 4 (5 March 2019). Hit the gas! Ammonia from air pollutant to fuel of the future. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Costing the Earth, BBC Radio 4 (5 March 2019). Hit the gas! Ammonia from air pollutant to fuel of the future. Interview with Mark Sutton, Matt Jones and Netty van Dijk on the Whim Bog ammonia experiment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0002z43
 
Description Down to Earth (6 March 2019) Annual UN report recognises the threats posed by nitrogen pollution. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Down to Earth (6 March 2019) Annual UN report recognises the threats posed by nitrogen pollution. Article on Frontiers nitrogen chapter
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://downtoearth.org.in/news/pollution/annual-un-report-recognises-the-threats-posed-by-nitrogen-p...
 
Description Down to Earth Magazine (24 January 2019) UK to support nitrogen research in India 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Arrticle written by Sunderarajan Padmanabhan, Down to Earth Magazine (24 January 2019) UK to support nitrogen research in India.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://downtoearth.org.in/news/environment/uk-to-support-nitrogen-research-in-india-62953
 
Description EU Nitrogen Expert Panel, Budapest. Invited presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact EU Nitrogen Expert Panel, Budapest. Invited presentation: The global nitrogen challenge: Towards an International Nitrogen Management System
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description East African Community, Lake Victoria Basin Commission (8 May 2019). Bridging science-policy gaps critical - nitrogen management scientists 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact East African Community, Lake Victoria Basin Commission (8 May 2019). Bridging science-policy gaps critical - nitrogen management scientists. Article outlines African engagement in INMS-4, Nairobi.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.lvbcom.org/Bridging%20Science-Policy%20Gaps%20Critical%20-%20Nitrogen%20Management%20Scie...
 
Description EurActive (24 January 2019) Cutting down on ammonia emissions in the EU: for healthier and more sustainable food production. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact EurActive (24 January 2019) Cutting down on ammonia emissions in the EU: for healthier and more sustainable food production.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://euractiv.com/section/agriculture-food/opinion/cutting-down-on-ammonia-emissions-in-the-eu-for...
 
Description EurekAlert Article: £20 million to tackle nitrogen pollution. Announcment of GCRF Nitrogen Hub 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact EurekAlert Article (22 January 2019): £20 million to tackle nitrogen pollution. Announcment of GCRF Nitrogen Hub
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-01/cfe-mt012219.php
 
Description Final Meeting of the Global Nutrient Cycles (GNC) project of GEF, UN Environment, Nairobi. Moderator of synthesis session. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Final Meeting of the Global Nutrient Cycles (GNC) project of GEF, UN Environment, Nairobi. Moderator of synthesis session.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Final meeting of the NEWS India-UK Virtual Joint Centre on Agricultural Nitrogen. Kathmandu 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Final meeting of the NEWS India-UK Virtual Joint Centre on Agricultural Nitrogen. Kathmandu. Workshop chair.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description First Assembly of the UKRI GCRF South Asia Nitrogen Hub, Kathmandu. Meeting chair and keynotes. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact First Assembly of the UKRI GCRF South Asia Nitrogen Hub, opened by Nepal Minister of Agriculture (Hon. Mr Chakra Pani Khanal), Kathmandu. Meeting chair and keynotes. Inc. supplementary visits to meet with Vice Chancellor of Kathmandu University (Prof. Ram Kantha Makaju); to meet with Maldive Minister of State for the Environment (Dr. A. Naseer); and reception for the Nitrogen hub by Richard Morris, British Ambassador to Nepal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description FirstPost (24 January 2019) British govt to start a project to study nitrogen pollution in India and South Asia. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Arrticle written by Sunderarajan Padmanabhan, FirstPost (24 January 2019) British govt to start a project to study nitrogen pollution in India and South Asia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://firstpost.com/tech/science/british-govt-to-start-a-project-to-study-nitrogen-pollution-in-ind...
 
Description Fourth Plenary Meeting of the International Nitrogen Management System (INMS-4), UN Environment HQ, Nairobi. Organiser 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Fourth Plenary Meeting of the International Nitrogen Management System (INMS-4), UN Environment HQ, Nairobi. Organiser. Co-Chair and presentation to the High Level Segment with members of the UNEP Committee of Permanent Representatives (two days), Co-chair of sessions on nitrogen measures and on International Nitrogen Assessment; Chair of Project Management Board; Organization of evening reception for delegates and CPR members with UNEP Executive Director, Ms Joyce Msuya, hosted by Ms Susie Kitchens UK Permanent Represetative to UNEP.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Fourth UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-4), keynote speaker at the session: "The Nasty Nexus" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Fourth UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-4), keynote speaker at the session: "The Nasty Nexus", linking nutrient management in agriculture, wastewater and plastics, and speaker on the session on interactions with microplastic pollution.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Global Environment Facility News (10 May 2019). Bittersweet nature of nitrogen calls for better management practices 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Global Environment Facility News (10 May 2019). Bittersweet nature of nitrogen calls for better management practices. Articles on UNEA-4 Nitrogen resolution and INMS-4 conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.thegef.org/news/bittersweet-nature-nitrogen-calls-better-management-practices
 
Description Guest Lecture: University of the Third Age (U3A), Napier University: "The global nitrogen challenge: from ammonia processes to the world". 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Guest Lecture: University of the Third Age (U3A), Napier University: "The global nitrogen challenge: from ammonia processes to the world". (40 people)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Guest column on the nitrogen challenge and GCRF South Asia Nitrogen Hub. for India Inc 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Mark A. Sutton, with Tapan K. Adhya and N. Raghuram (10 March 2019) Nitrogen may hold the key to unlocking clean air challenges. Guest column for India Inc, on the nitrogen challenge and GCRF South Asia Nitrogen Hub.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://indiaincgroup.com/nitrogen-may-hold-the-key-to-unlocking-clean-air-challenges-india-global-bu...
 
Description High Level Dialogue, Davos side event to World Economic Forum. Presentation: "The global nitrogen challenge and launch of the GCRF South Asian Nitrogen Hub." 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact High Level Dialogue, Davos side event to World Economic Forum. "Achieving Planetary-Scale Impacts through Natural Farming, with Chief Minister Naidu of Andhra Pradesh and UN Asst Sec. General Satya Tripathi. Presentation: "The global nitrogen challenge and launch of the GCRF South Asian Nitrogen Hub."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Hosting of first Nitro-Innovation Exhibition at launch of UN Campaign on Sustainable Nitrogen Management, Colombo. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Hosting of first Nitro-Innovation Exhibition at launch of UN Campaign on Sustainable Nitrogen Management, Colombo. With over 40 exhibitions presenting innovations in sustainable nitrogen practices to attendees of the conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description INMS hails President as SL embraces Nitrogen Management, Sri Lanka Daily News 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact INMS hails President as SL embraces Nitrogen Management, Sri Lanka Daily News (10 September 2019) https://www.dailynews.lk/2019/09/10/local/196548/inms-hails-president-sl-embraces-nitrogen-management [Announcement with State Minister of Environment and Secretary Minister of Environment and Mahaweli Development of plans to launch UN Nitrogen Campaign with President of Sri Lanka in October 2019]. Longer
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.dailynews.lk/2019/09/10/local/196548/inms-hails-president-sl-embraces-nitrogen-managemen...
 
Description Interview on Frontiers article and UNEA-4 with Mark Sutton and UNEP Executive Director Joyce Msuya 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Pauline Kairu, Daily Nation (12 March 2019) It's time to let go of nitrogen fertiliser. Interview on Frontiers article and UNEA-4 with Mark Sutton and UNEP Executive Director Joyce Msuya]
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://nation.co.ke/health/It-is-time-to-let-go-of-nitrogen-fertiliser/3476990-5019558-bguwf5z/index...
 
Description Invited Lecture to ALTERNET Summer School, Peyresq: Nitrogen: 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Invited Lecture to ALTERNET Summer School, Peyresq: Nitrogen: The Godfather of pollution or Answer to world food shortages?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invited Panel Speaker: "Experience from INMS to inform design of a Planetary Health Watch". Workshop at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited Panel Speaker: "Experience from INMS to inform design of a Planetary Health Watch". Workshop towards a Planetary Health Watch at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invited Speech: "Need and Possibilities for International Nutrient Management: From Fragmentation to Digestable Solutions", Symposium on Nutrient Management Wageningen University, The Netherlands. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited Speech: "Need and Possibilities for International Nutrient Management: From Fragmentation to Digestable Solutions", Evening Symposium on Nutrient Management to celebrate the retirement of Prof Oene Oenema, Wageningen University, The Netherlands.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invited lecture to the Expert Working Group on Nitrogen, Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment, Colombo 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited lecture to the Expert Working Group on Nitrogen, Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment, Colombo: Addressing the Global Nitrogen Challenge, followed by press conference with State Minister of Environment and Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Mahaweli Development.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invited lecture to the Royal Meteorological Society, Edinburgh 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited lecture to the Royal Meteorological Society, Edinburgh: "Addressing the global nitrogen challenge: from micrometeorology to the nitrogen circular economy".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Keynote Lecture: GEF/UNEP Towards INMS: East Europe Regional Demonstration Worskhop, Odessa, Ukraine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote Lecture: GEF/UNEP Towards INMS: East Europe Regional Demonstration Worskhop, Odessa, Ukraine: "The global nitrogen challenge: Towards an International Nitrogen Management System". Plus invited presentation: "GCRF Nitrogen Hub and South Asian championship of the UNEA-4 Resolution on Sustainable Nitrogen Management". (35 people)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Keynote address: Sri Lanka Annual Symposium of the Department of Agriculture (ASDA 2019), Kandy: 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Keynote address: Sri Lanka Annual Symposium of the Department of Agriculture (ASDA 2019), Kandy: Addressing the Global Nitrogen Challenge: from pollution problems to resource opportunity, with c. 500 people including Acting Minister of Agriculture and Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Launch of UN Campaign on Sustainable Nitrogen Management, Colombo. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Launch of UN Campaign on Sustainable Nitrogen Management, Colombo. Attended by 1200 people, including government of 30 countries. Organizer and key note speech given: 'Towards Sustainable Nitrogen Management'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Mark Sutton (14 January 2019) What does the Clean Air Strategy mean for ammonia? Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, News & Media. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Mark Sutton (14 January 2019) What does the Clean Air Strategy mean for ammonia? Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, News & Media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://ceh.ac.uk/news-and-media/blogs/what-does-clean-air-strategy-mean-ammonia
 
Description Mark Sutton Interview with Anura Dissanayake at the Colombo Declaration Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Mark Sutton Interview with Anura Dissanayake at the Colombo Declaration Meeting, hosted in multiple websites including UNEP, GEF and on youtube
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Mark Sutton Interview with Joyce Musya at the Colombo Declaration Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Mark Sutton Interview with Joyce Musya at the Colombo Declaration Meeting, hosted in multiple websites including UNEP, GEF and on youtube
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description NEWS India - UK (1 March 2019) Inception meeting of the UKRI GCRF South Asian Nitrogen Hub. Report on GCRF Nitrogen Hub, Kathmandu meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact NEWS India - UK (1 March 2019) Inception meeting of the UKRI GCRF South Asian Nitrogen Hub. www.news-india-uk.international/latest_news/Inception-meeting-of-the-UKRI-GCRF-South-Asian-Nitrogen-Hub/ Article reporting on the GCRF Nitrogen Hub, Kathmandu meeting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://ews-india-uk.international/latest_news/Inception-meeting-of-the-UKRI-GCRF-South-Asian-Nitroge...
 
Description Ned Garnett and Mark Sutton (March 2019) From nitrogen pollution to farming solutions: pullout supplement in the New Scientist 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Ned Garnett and Mark Sutton (March 2019) From nitrogen pollution to farming solutions. p 8, In: Future of Farming, www.businessandindustry.co.uk, mediaplanetUK. Pull out supplement to New Scientist with Micheal Gove, Minette Batters and others.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://businessandindustry.co.uk
 
Description Newsd (5 March 2019) 7 of World's 10 most polluted cities are in India, Gurugram the worst. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Newsd (5 March 2019) 7 of World's 10 most polluted cities are in India, Gurugram the worst. Article on Frontiers nitrogen chapter
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://newsd.in/7-of-top-10-worlds-most-polluted-cities-are-in-india-gurugram-the-worst/
 
Description Observer (Ukraine) (31 May 2019) Odessa scientists want to reduce nitrogen pollution and benefit from it. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Observer (Ukraine) (31 May 2019) Odessa scientists want to reduce nitrogen pollution and benefit from it. [In Ukrainian] Account of INMS East Europe Workshop, Odessa.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://timer-odessa.net/news/odesskie_uchenie_hotyat_umenshit_azotnie_zagryazneniya_i_izvlech_iz_eto...
 
Description Open Ended Committee of Permanent Representatives to UNEP. Technical support to India delegation in negotiation of UNEA-4 resolution on Sustainable Nitrogen Management 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Open Ended Committee of Permanent Representatives to UNEP. Technical support to India delegation in negotiation of UNEA-4 resolution on Sustainable Nitrogen Management, agreed as UNEP/EA.4/L.16. Launch of Frontiers 2018-2019 Emerging Issues of Environmental Concern with UNEP Executive Director Joyce Msuya including lead-author chapter The Nitrogen Fix: From Nitrogen Cycle Pollution to Nitrogen Circular Economy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Opening Speech: Context of Nitrogen Measures Development within INMS and the inter-convention nitrogen coordination mechanism - CEH, Edinburgh. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Opening Speech: Context of Nitrogen Measures Development within INMS and the inter-convention nitrogen coordination mechanism. International worskhop on Development of the INMS database on measures for better nitrogen management, CEH, Edinburgh.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Opening address: GCRF South Asian Nitrogen Hub in the context of the International Nitrogen Management System 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Opening address: GCRF South Asian Nitrogen Hub in the context of the International Nitrogen Management System. SANH WP3.2 Workshop on Nitrogen and Coral Health, Maldives National University, Malé, with three Maldives Ministers of State, for Environment, Fisheries and Agriculture.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Opening address: Challenges and opportunities for the International Nitrogen Management System, INMS Regional Workshop for South Asia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Opening address: Challenges and opportunities for the International Nitrogen Management System, INMS Regional Workshop for South Asia, Dhaka, with the Bangladesh Minister of Agriculture, the Director General for Agriculture and the Vice Chancellor of the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University. (50 people)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Opening address: GCRF South Asian Nitrogen Hub in the context of the International Nitrogen Management System 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Opening address: GCRF South Asian Nitrogen Hub in the context of the International Nitrogen Management System. SANH RP4 Workshop on regional modelling of the nitrogen cycle in South Asia. National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management, Chennai.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Pakistan Stakeholder Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Stakeholders from research and industry discussed perspectives and challenges of nitrogenous fertilizer use in agriculture of Pakistan.
The brief of workplan presented for feedback. Identified collaborators to contribute proposed book of nitrogen flows in Pakistan
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Partner Consultation Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Security brings people together from across the University of Edinburgh and partner institutions to work on this complex global challenge - underpinned by world-leading interdisciplinary research, teaching and engagement. Members of SANH attended the Global Academy and talked about reducing environmental degradation through reducing Nitrogen pollution whilst maintaining food security.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Preparation of the Colombo Declaration on Sustainable Nitrogen Management. Policy Document agreed by 15 countries 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Preparation of the Colombo Declaration on Sustainable Nitrogen Management at the Launch of UN Campaign on Sustainable Nitrogen Management, Colombo . Policy Document agreed by 15 countries
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Royal Society, Science+ Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Royal Society, Science+ Meeting, (11th November 2019), "Air Quality, Past, Present and Future". To discuss 'Alkaline Air: Ecological impacts of nitrogen pollution
in an ammonia-rich world'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Science Media Centre (14 January 2019) Expert reaction to Defra's clean air strategy. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Science Media Centre (14 January 2019) Expert reaction to Defra's clean air strategy. Includes statement of Mark Sutton from CEH
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://sciencemediacentre.org/expert-reaction-to-defras-clean-air-strategy-2/
 
Description SiliconIndiaNews (5 March 2019) Nitrogen pollution is a big issue: UN Environment. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact SiliconIndiaNews (5 March 2019) Nitrogen pollution is a big issue: UN Environment. Article on Frontiers nitrogen chapter
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://siliconindia.com/news/life/Nitrogen-pollution-is-a-big-issue-UN-Environment-nid-207184-cid-51...
 
Description Stakeholder Workshop for Northern Ireland Environment Link and DAERA, Magerafelt, Northern Ireland. Invited Keynote 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Stakeholder Workshop for Northern Ireland Environment Link and DAERA, Magerafelt, Northern Ireland. Invited Keynote: Ammonia impacts in the context of the nitrogen cycle.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Stakeholder meeting with Nepal NGO, RECON hosted by Nepal former Minister of Environment. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Stakeholder meeting with Nepal NGO, RECON hosted by Nepal former Minister of Environment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description The Hindu Business Line. (23 January 2019) UK Invests 20 million to tackle nitrogen pollution in South Asia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The Hindu Business Line. (23 January 2019) UK Invests 20 million to tackle nitrogen pollution in South Asia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://thehindubusinessline.com/news/science/uk-invests-20-million-to-tackle-nitrogen-pollution-in-s...
 
Description The Irish Times (13 December 2018): Toxic, pungent and suffocating: the trouble with ammonia. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Ella McSweeney, The Irish Times (13 December 2018): Toxic, pungent and suffocating: the trouble with ammonia. (web version: The trouble with ammonia). Interview with Mark Sutton and photographs of ammonia damage from Moninea and Ballynahone Bogs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://irishtimes.com/news/science/the-trouble-with-ammonia-1.3721098
 
Description UK Research and Innovation (28 February 2019). Researchers tackling Nitrogen pollution in South Asia. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact UK Research and Innovation (28 February 2019). Researchers tackling Nitrogen pollution in South Asia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://ukri.org/news/researchers-tackling-nitrogen-pollution-in-south-asia/
 
Description UNEP 2nd Science Policy Business Forum. Moderator of Big Data sessions toward a Digital Ecosystem for the Global Environment. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact UNEP 2nd Science Policy Business Forum. Moderator of Big Data sessions toward a Digital Ecosystem for the Global Environment, also speaker at the event "Solving the broken nitrogen cycle together."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description UNEP 2nd Science Policy Business Forum: Speaker at the event "Solving the broken nitrogen cycle together." 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact UNEP 2nd Science Policy Business Forum: Speaker at the event "Solving the broken nitrogen cycle together."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description irst joint meeting of the Global Partnership on Nutrient Management (GPNM) and the Global Waste Water Initiative (GWWI), Nairobi. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact First joint meeting of the Global Partnership on Nutrient Management (GPNM) and the Global Waste Water Initiative (GWWI), Nairobi. Facilitator for working groups discussion on future priorities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019