GCRF South Asian Nitrogen Hub

Lead Research Organisation: UK Ctr for Ecology & Hydrology fr 011219
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
Gufran Beig (Co-Investigator)
Toufiq Iqbal (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7835-9521
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)
Eiko Nemitz (Co-Investigator)
Mallika Pinnawala (Co-Investigator)
Khem Raj Dahal (Co-Investigator)
RABI NARAYAN SUBUDHI (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9502-2098
RAMESH RAMACHANDRAN (Co-Investigator)
Icarus Allen (Co-Investigator)
MJ Bowes (Co-Investigator)
HIMANSHU PATHAK (Co-Investigator)
J.U. Smith (Co-Investigator)
Zikrullah Safi (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8702-3402
Tapan Kumar Adhya (Co-Investigator)
Asif Reza Anik (Co-Investigator)
Ulrike Dragosits (Co-Investigator)
Bob Rees (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1348-8693
ALTAF AHMAD (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4099-7338
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
Till Pellny (Co-Investigator)
Sanjoy Bandyopadhyay (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1282-562X
Raghuram Nandula (Co-Investigator)
Liz Grant (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7248-7792
Christopher James Ellis (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1916-8746

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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. The outcomes of the hub mobilization activity are already being taken up by others as demonstrated by the adoption of the UN Environment Assembly Resolution on Sustainable Nitrogen Management (UNEP/EA.4/Res.14) and the Colombo Declaration resulting from the hub cooperation, as adopted across UN member states globally. Note that the Colombo Declaration goal has now been embraced by the European Commission Biodiversity Strategy and Farm to Fork strategy.
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Description • ECONOMIC AND SOCIETAL IMPACT ON DAC LIST 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 (Sutton et al., 2021, One Earth: The Nitrogen Decade). This is in addition to the economic costs of environmental, health and climate threats. The GCRF South Asian Nitrogen Hub (SANH) is mobilizing better nitrogen management at a regional scale as a contribution to championing global action. A key illustration of impact is the ongoing engagement to deliver on the aims of the Colombo Declaration (which was agreed by governments of 14 countries in October 2019 based on mobilization by SANH). The Colombo Declaration has embraced 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 UN member states within one year of its launch. The hub continues to take 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. This is illustrated by the leadership through SANH in developing the Interconvention Nitrogen Coordination Mechanism (INCOM) as a contribution to the International Nitrogen Management System (INMS). In particular, SANH has enabled India and Sri Lanka to lead engagement with the UN, both in leading the UNEA resolution (India) and in leading the Colombo Declaration (Sri Lanka), as embraced by the President of Sri Lanka during the Biodiversity Summit at the UN General Assembly (September 2020). Similarly, Bangladesh helped mobilize the UNEA resolution, and SANH is providing support to Pakistan for World Environment Day 2021. Similarly, SANH is opening the door to nitrogen research cooperation in Afghanistan, as the SANH Co-Director for Policy has now been appointed Minister for Higher Education. Together with the mobilization through SACEP these examples demonstrate how SANH is catalysing region wide awareness on nitrogen for sustainable development. Update March 2022: Two major initiatives have built on this Activity: • Firstly, working closely with INMS, SANH launched the #Nitrogen4NetZeo initiative on nitrogen and climate for COP26, including a) e-event with British High Commission Colombo (March 2021), b) VVIP event "Rediscovering Nitrogen" with the President of Sri Lanka as keynote speaker and President of Maldives as guest of honour on the opening day of COP26, c) Publication of the Statement on Action on Nitrogen for Climate at COP26. See https://www.inms.international/nitrogen4netzero • Secondly, SANH has partnered with the Government of Sri Lanka to apply SANH science in a new "Resolution on Sustainable Nitrogen Management" at the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA5), which was adopted on 2 March 2022. The resolution UNEP/EA.5/L12/Rev.1 can be found here: https://www.unep.org/environmentassembly/unea-5.2/proceedings-report-ministerial-declaration-resolutions-and-decisions-unea-5.2 The resolution was cosponsored by Maldives and Pakistan from South Asia, as well as by Brazil and Uganda. As part of the hub capacity-building contribution, SANH members contributed to drafting the resolution and to its negotiation as members of the Sri Lanka delegation (including Prof. Sutton and Prof Nissanka). • UK LEVEL IMPACT. The 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. This is now being followed up in preparation for the Glasgow Climate Conference (COP26). • SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDGS). 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 on, awareness of & 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 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. Since last year the SANH Gender Equality Working Group has been established and has met twice since then. The group aims to discuss gender equality and gender research within the SANH project and develop action plans to achieving this for both Hub members and SANH beneficiaries. One of the major challenges identified was ensuring accessibility for all members to attend meetings. This has resulted in the creation of the SANH Accessible Meeting Checklist which outlines ways in which meeting hosts can ensure their meetings are as accessible as possible. This checklist also included ensuring that meetings are not scheduled on major South Asian or UK holidays and we have provided partners with a list of all major holidays. A briefing document was produced outlining the gender demographics of the Hub from the Executive Group and Advisory Group, each work package and student community. SANH has pushed a more comprehensive Gender Equality statement on the SANH website to solidify our stance on creating equal and meaningful opportunities for all genders, outlining our research on gender and nitrogen pollution and SANH's dedication to ensuring gender equality within the Hub. A gender equality section on the website has also been developed to provide more detailed explanations on SANH's gender equality efforts. The SANH Gender Equality Action Plan will be published and finalised in May 2022 and will outline the step taken to ensure gender equality within SANH, incorporating the actions listed above. • OTHER EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION RELATED IMPACTS The hub has established an ethical policy and Ethical Advisory Committee which is considering ethical issues including equality and diversity throughout the hub, while paying attention to take account of any shortfalls of the where they may occur. The Hub has been designed with co-leads from South Asia, to engage in co-design and co-delivery of the work. There have been many efforts in raising awareness on the importance of equitable partnerships. Articles and resources on equitable partnerships have been shared through the SANH newsletter, SANH website and email. A equitable partnership survey was carried out in 2021 that highlighted the need to educate leadership on equitable partnerships and as a result a guidance document for leadership on implementing equitable partnerships is currently being produced, due for publication in June 2022. Furthermore, to explore improving equitable partnerships for junior researchers, the SANH Student and ECR network met in March 2022 to discuss challenges in equitable partnerships and ways to increase opportunities for SANH junior researchers. A need for extra training opportunities was identified.
First Year Of Impact 2019
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink,Environment
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description Colombo Declaration on Sustainable Nitrogen Management
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Spearheaded by Sri Lanka, United Nations member states endorsed a proposed roadmap for action on nitrogen challenges called the Colombo Declaration on Sustainable Nitrogen Management, at a meeting in October 2019. The Colombo Declaration was developed with the technical support of the International Nitrogen Management System (INMS), a joint activity of the UNEP and the International Nitrogen Initiative supported by the Global Environment Facility and the engagement of the UKRI GCRF South Asian Nitrogen Hub. As part of the Declaration, environment ministers and officials representing the governments of more than 30 countries endorsed United Nations plans for a campaign on sustainable nitrogen management called "Nitrogen for Life", which stems from the Sustainable Nitrogen Management Resolution which was adopted during the fourth session of the UN Environment Assembly held from 11 - 15 March 2019 at the UNEP headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. At the time of submission 14 countries have signed the Colombo Declaration. The Colombo Declaration considers how to manage nitrogen pollution and therefore has the potential for positive impacts on human and ecosystems health, mitigation of climate change, enhance food security and promote economic sustainability. It's scope is global and therefore is a step towards reaching significant impact.
URL https://papersmart.unon.org/resolution/uploads/colombo_declaration_final_24_oct_2019.pdf
 
Description Development of the South Asian Roadmap for Nitrogen Management - in collaboration with South Asian Cooperative Environmental Programme
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact The development of the South Asian Roadmap for Nitrogen Management is a multi-step process, and is still in its early stages. However once agreed, it's reach is to all 8 South Asian countries within the South Asian Cooperative Environment Programme (add the 8), so with potential benefits for the entire region. If the benefits are fully realised, this could lead to improvements in water quality, air quality, biodiversity, climate change impacts, food production and sustainability, with associated economic impacts for the whole region. Ecosystems and public health could be improved.
 
Description Impact on European Commission Farm to Fork & Biodiversity Strategies, consideration of the Colombo Declaration and inclusion of goal to 'reduce nutrient losses by 50% by 2030'
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact The inclusion of a goal to 'Halve nitrogen waste by 2030' in the Colombo Declaration of October 2019 https://papersmart.unon.org/resolution/uploads/colombo_declaration_final_24_oct_2019.pdf led to discussion with the EC on their Farm to Form strategy, with members of the GEF-UNEP Towards INMS & UKRGI GCRF South Asian Nitrogen Hub members. This subsequently led to the inclusion of a goal to 'reduce nutrient losses by 50% by 2030' in the Farm to Fork Strategy https://ec.europa.eu/food/sites/food/files/safety/docs/f2f_action-plan_2020_strategy-info_en.pdf . Improvements in the management of nitrogen would lead to improvements in both human and ecosystems health, mitigation of climate change and improved food security and economic sustainability.
URL https://ec.europa.eu/food/sites/food/files/safety/docs/f2f_action-plan_2020_strategy-info_en.pdf
 
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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 Presentation at The Royal Society's Global Environmental Research Committee (GERC) : 'The Needs and Opportunities in Tropical Coral Coasts'
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact "The Royal Society's Global Environmental Research Committee (GERC) is hosting this workshop with the aim to identify priority areas for UK research within the UN Decade of Ocean Science at a level suitable for possible UK research programmes. The intention is to produce a set of priority topics that will be synthesised into an overarching document for wide dissemination. Priority areas will take account of the Sustainable Development Goals, and of UK research strengths in science and the application of science to society. Workshop format: 4 sessions over 11 days. The sessions will be recorded to allow people who have missed a session to catch up." ATTENDEES: ~60 attendees, including: - Marine scientists (mostly UK, some international) - Representatives from and advisors to UK Government: DEFRA, JNCC, FCDO, CEFAS - UNESCO representatives from the International Oceanographic Commission - EU Marine Board - NGOs SUMMARY: The tag line for the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) is "the science we need for the ocean we want". In this context the series of four workshops identified opportunities for the UK marine science community to mobilise and deliver transformative marine research to deliver sustainable development outcomes. Four 'priority' areas were identified for the UK's potential contribution to the UN Ocean Decade, all building on existing UK strengths and opportunities. One of these is 'Coral Coasts' (The case for this, including the projected Outputs and Outcomes of such a decade-long initiative, is summarised below). WORKSHOP OUTPUTS: The specific output from this Workshop will be: - A short high-level overview of the key outcomes of the workshop, including recommendations. - A series of annexes including a synthesis of the workshop discussion, the workshop agenda and the attendees list. These will be published imminently (due end Feb 2021) WORKSHOP OUTCOMES: These recommendations are likely to lead to mobilisation of the UK and international scientific community and national and international funding around the priority themes over the next decade. This will lead to improved marine ecosystems and increased resilience, health, and livelihoods of resource-dependent coastal communities globally. THE CASE FOR "CORAL COASTS" AS UK PRIORITY ARE FOR THE UN OCEAN DECADE: a) THE CONTEXT CORAL REEFS: • <0.1% of the ocean area, but home to ~25% of known marine species. • Ecosystem Services ~US$350billion - US$10trillion/annum. • 30-50% of coral reefs lost or severely degraded over last few decades due to overexploitation, pollution and climate change MANGROVES: • Biodiversity and coastal protection worth up to US$24trillion/annum. • 30-50% mangrove cover lost over the past century. • mangrove loss accounts for ~10% of global deforestation CO2 emissions. PEOPLE: • Over 100 million small scale fishers in the Global South depend on these tropical coral coast resources. • They land ~50% of global catch, feeding about 1 billion people worldwide. • Some of the poorest and most climate-vulnerable communities. CONSEQUENCES: an interlinked ecological and humanitarian crisis b) UK STRENGTHS AND NATURAL ADVANTAGES - SCIENCE: Excellent science across spectrum of coral reef and mangrove research (authorship in 10-15% of all publications over past decade) - REACH: globally distributed (Commonwealth; Overseas Territories, other historical ties); exceptional NGO sector; trusted partnerships; alignment to national initiatives. - TRANSDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH: pioneers in bridging social and natural sciences for sustainable development outcomes: e.g., ESPA, GCRF c) The Concept: "Climate-proofing food security and livelihoods on tropical coral coasts" Essential Elements: - Science solutions: Includes integration of traditional knowledge and 'citizen science'. - Co-creation: Co-create from the outset; support local capacity and ownership of context-appropriate solutions. - Democratising data: ensure data and knowledge are in the hands of those who most need it, from community fishers to national governments. Measures of Success: - Outputs: openly accessible data, platforms and publications. - Outcomes: (i.e., what makes it 'transformative'). These can be delivered within the Decade: o Restored ecosystems (increased biodiversity, biomass and sustainable fish yield). o Improved human health and nutrition o Reduced poverty and inequality o Gender equity o Increased resilience to externally driven change and shocks (climate; COVID) o Climate mitigation
 
Description The 'First e-briefing for the Nitrogen Working Group of the United Nations Environment Programme' was held in June 2020, virtually, hosted by the GEF-UNEP Towards INMS project and supported by the UKRI GCRF South Asian Nitrogen Hub Co-ordination team and also through attendees from the South Asian region. With over 160 delegates representing over 50 countries in attendance, the e-briefing was a very successful step in the implementation of the UNEA-4 Resolution on Sustainable Nitrogen Management.
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact The potential reach and significance of the work of the 'UNEP Nitrogen Working Group' is very wide as it brings together nations from all regions and experts from several relevant conventions to discuss how to tackle nitrogen management in an integrated way. One proposal is the development of an 'Interconvention Nitrogen Co-ordination Mechanism', to allow discourse and planning between conventions on how to tackle the problem and supported by science from experienced researchers. The benefits of this would range from improvements in human and ecosystems health, mitigation of climate change, enhanced food security and more sustainable economies.
URL https://www.inms.international/unep-nitrogen-working-group-first-ebriefing
 
Description UNECE Guidance Document on Integrated Sustainable Nitrogen Management Adopted, under the Air Convention
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact The newly developed and now adopted UNECE Guidance Document on Integrated Sustainable Nitrogen Management will give governments, farmers and their advisers the evidence they need to reduce the nitrogen that is wasted to air and water, which is estimated at around USD 200 billion annually. It will help reduce nitrogen losses, keeping more nitrogen on farms, where it is needed, with benefits for food production, the economy, the environment and human health. The Guidance recognizes that the cost and effectiveness of measures to reduce N losses need to take account of the regional opportunities and constraints of farmers, including farm size, farm structure and economic context. The UNECE region includes both Europe and North America.
URL https://unece.org/environment/press/un-mobilises-action-tackle-200bn-year-waste-and-pollution-caused...
 
Description "Sustainable Fertilizer Management" Workshop for Bangladeshi farmers 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact A workshop entitled 'Sustainable Fertilizer Management' was organized by SANH Bangladesh scientists as incentive for the farmers of Tuknagar village (Technology village of BSMARU) under the WP 2.2 and to provide advice on how farmers can better manage fertisiler use for their benefit and the benefit of the environment. The event was covered by a local newspaper.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description "Webinar on ""Advancement in Soil Fertility and Sustainable Nutrient Management"" " 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SANH Bangladeshi scientists presented on the topic "Management interventions to improve N use efficiencies while reducing N losses and GHGs emission in typical rice cropping of Bangladesh (UKRI GCRF SANH Proj.-BRRI SSD)" at the webinar hosted by the University of Southeastern Philippines, Graduate School of College of Agriculture and Related Sciences
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description 2020 IFA High Level Forum on Sustainable plant nutrition, food security and human nutrition: Lessons of the Covid-19 crisis for greater resilience 
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 On 17-18 November, IFA hosted virtually its second High- Level Forum on sustainable plant nutrition; a successful event that drew an audience of over 750 registered attendees from 70 countries and 350 companies.

Building on the success of the landmark High-Level Forum in Versailles in 2019, the event dug deeper into the topics the topics of sustainable plant nutrition and the resilience of agricultural systems facing the Covid-19 crisis. More than 20 distinguished experts from international organizations, agribusinesses, research, farming communities and the fertilizer industry shared their insights on the transformations in their activities brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, and their vision for a sustainable future, including the development of new models, strategies and partnerships.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.fertilizer.org/Public/Media/IFA_Notebook/2020_12_03_IFA_Virtual_High_Level_Forum.aspx?We...
 
Description 4th Annual UK Rice Research Consortium meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SANH Scientists hosted and talked at the 4th Annual UK Rice Research Consortium meeting in Aberdeen 11-12th November 2021. Talk was on nematode resistance for sustainable rice production. There were 26 people in attendence live and in total 32 people attended online. SANH RP Lead Prof Tapan Adhya was invited Keynote speaker.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description ADB Healthy Oceans Tech and Finance Forum 
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 SANH co-directors Mark Sutton and Tapan Adhya highlighted the need to improve sustainable nitrogen management to protect marine environments at the ADB healthy oceans forum. The discussed the importance of sustainable nitrogen management to create healthy oceans and protect the natural resources economies depend on.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://platform.eventboost.com/eg/healthy-oceans-tech-and-finance-forum/85
 
Description Article on Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sri Lanka Website - Sri Lanka brings the importance of sustainable nitrogen management to the climate change discourse. 
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 Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sri Lanka (12 November 2021) Sri Lanka brings the importance of sustainable nitrogen management to the climate change discourse. [COP26 Rediscovering Nitrogen side-event]
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://mfa.gov.lk/sl-nitrogen4netzero/
 
Description Atmospheric Reactive Nitrogen 
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 JNU ENVIS RP Newsletter- Reactive Nitrogen
Puneet Kumar Verma and Umesh Kulshrestha
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://jnuenvis.nic.in/newsletters/ReactiveNitrogen.pdf
 
Description Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development (BARD) event, Cumilla 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SANH Scientists delivered a lecture on 'Increase Nitrogen Use Efficiency for Sustainable Crop Production and Environmental Protection'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Blog Article in Nature Outlook: Natural solutions for agricultural productivity 
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 Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blog Article in Nature Outlook: Natural solutions for agricultural productivity, discussing how scientists are pursuing sustainability strategies for intensifying production to tackle food security and environmental crises. Interview/discussion with Jo Smith, University of Aberdeen.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-03445-4
 
Description British Association for South Asian Studies conference, Edinburgh, April 2021 
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 Four SANH scientists held a panel discussion on nitrogen pollution and SANH's research. The panel provided an introduction to the work of the Hub, focusing on the main issues and policy responses. One of the key topics of discussion was how improving nitrogen use efficiency through better nitrogen management is key to reducing both regional and international nitrogen pollution. The also presented data on the factors impacting farmer nutrient use practices and the nitrogen policy landscape in South Asia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.basas2021.sps.ed.ac.uk/#:~:text=About%20the%20conference,by%20the%20Covid%2D19%20Pandemi...
 
Description COP 26 Event "Rediscovering Nitrogen" 
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 The event launched the #Nitrogen4NetZero proposal for COP26 brought forward by the South Asia Cooperative Environment Programme (SACEP), reflecting work with its member countries through 2021. #Nitrogen4NetZero is a developing international initiative that highlights the need for sustainable nitrogen management as part of climate change mitigation and adaptation. At the summit and in conjuntion with this event a Statement from the Government of Sri Lanka with the support of the South Asia Cooperative Environment Programme and the International Nitrogen Management System for the Glasgow Climate Summit, COP26.
http://env.gov.lk/web/images/news/Nitrogen4netzero_Final_3_Nov_2021.pdf
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
URL https://www.inms.international/nitrogen4netzero/events
 
Description COP 26 Side Event on Scaling Up Natural Farming in India 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact SANH Scientists participated as a panelist at Lessons from India on Scaling Up Natural Farming COP 26 side-event in Glasgow, UK
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Chair, Fifth meeting of the International Nitrogen Management System (INMS-5 e-meeting reviewing the overall programme). 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Chair, Fifth meeting of the International Nitrogen Management System (INMS-5 e-meeting reviewing the overall programme).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Chair, First UNEP Nitrogen Working Group e-event with 150 people, following up the UNEA Resolution 4/14 
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 Chair, First UNEP Nitrogen Working Group e-event with 150 people, following up the UNEA Resolution 4/14, including development of the Interconvention Nitrogen Coordination Mechanism (INCOM) and country briefing on the International Nitrogen Assessment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Co-Organizer with European Commission and Keynote address: "Global perspective on sustainable nitrogen management." 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Co-Organizer with European Commission and Keynote address: "Global perspective on sustainable nitrogen management." UNECE / EU Workshop on Integrated Sustainable Nitrogen Management, Brussels.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Coral reefs, climate change and nitrogen pollution - Exploring the issues at Thoddoo Island Youtube video 
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 Prof. Mark Sutton and Prof. Sandy Tudhope explored the reefs at Thoddoo, the Maldives in August 2019, three years after the widespread coral bleaching event of 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G--LGZEqrMA
 
Description Daily News Article - COP-26 in Glasgow: SL highlights importance of sustainable nitrogen management. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Daily News Sri Lanka (15 November 2021) COP-26 in Glasgow: SL highlights importance of sustainable nitrogen management. [COP26 Redisovering Nitrogen side-event]
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://dailynews.lk/2021/11/15/local/264584/sl-highlights-importance-sustainable-nitrogen-managemen...
 
Description EGU International Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SANH Scientists presented on "Wet Deposition fluxes of nitrate and ammonium at a rural agricultural site in North India" and "Dry deposition fluxes of NH4+-N and NO3- -N at a rural site of Indo-Gangetic Plain, India"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Ecclesia (29 October 2019) Colombo Declaration calls for global nitrogen challenge to be tackled. 
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 Ecclesia (29 October 2019) Colombo Declaration calls for global nitrogen challenge to be tackled. [UN Nitrogen Campaign Launch].
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/29023
 
Description European Commission - European Green Deal: Commission aims for zero pollution in air, water and soil 
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 European Commission. European Green Deal: Commission aims for zero pollution in air, water and soil. [European Commission embraces Colombo Declaration goal to reduce nutrient pollution by 50% by 2030, INMS, SANH]
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_21_2345
 
Description FAO 2nd Working Group Meeting on 'Salt Affected Soils and assessment' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact SANH scientists at the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan hosted a Farmer's Day in North Faisalabad to discuss with farmers the importance of nitrogen management and about the work of WP 2.2
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description FAO Webinar on Soil Governance 
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 A better understanding of the extent to which soils are protected and their use and management regulated is essential as soil governance determines how soils are used and can contribute to the conservation of their essential functions. Advancing soil protection in national programmes and building national capacity for law-making and enforcement are key to ensuring sustainable use and management of soil and ultimately achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Webinar coincided with the launch of SoiLEX, a global database on national legislation on soil that aims to facilitate access to existing legal instruments and to bridge the gap between soil stakeholders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://www.fao.org/global-soil-partnership/resources/events/detail/en/c/1364883/
 
Description Farmer's Day on Sustainable Nitrogen Management 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact SANH scientists at the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan hosted a Farmer's Day in North Faisalabad to discuss with farmers the importance of nitrogen management and about the work of WP 2.2
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Farmers-Scientists dialogue on 'Agricultural Management Options to Address the Impact of Climate Change' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Our partner, BSMRAU, hosted a farmer/scientist dialogue event in March 2021. It was an excellent interactive event to discuss agricultural management options to sustainably use nitrogen. The event was attended by scientists from across Bangladesh, farmers and policymakers and was covered by local media and newspapers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
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. [UNEA-4 Nitrogen resolution and INMS-4].
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.thegef.org/news/bittersweet-nature-nitrogen-calls-better-management-practices
 
Description Government of Sri Lanka (2021) #Nitrogen4NetZero: Statement on 'Action on nitrogen for climate'. 
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 Statement from the Government of Sri Lanka with the support of the South Asia Cooperative Environment Programme and the International Nitrogen Management System for the Glasgow Climate Summit, COP26.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://env.gov.lk/web/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=196:statement-on-action-on-nitrog...
 
Description How to deliver the EC Farm-to-Fork Strategy target on Nutrients and Fertilisers? Invited Keynote to the EU Civil Dialogue Group on Environment and Climate 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact How to deliver the EC Farm-to-Fork Strategy target on Nutrients and Fertilisers? Invited Keynote to the EU Civil Dialogue Group on Environment and Climate. (Virtual Event).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description INI 2020 Conference Curtain Raiser e-event. Invited Keynote: "Nitrogen: International Policy Developments" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact INI 2020 Conference Curtain Raiser e-event. Invited Keynote: "Nitrogen: International Policy Developments". (e-conference, c. 350 participants,).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://ini2020.com/virtual-event/
 
Description INMS Letter to UN Secretary General, with the President of Sri Lanka and Inger Andersen, Executive Director of UNEP 
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 Letter to UN Secretary General, with the President of Sri Lanka and Inger Andersen, Executive Director of UNEP. 197 Signatories under the lead of Mark Sutton. http://www.inms.international/letter-to-un [UN Nitrogen Campaign Launch]
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.inms.international/letter-to-un
 
Description Ian Angus, Resilience (15 November 2019) Nitrogen Glut: Too Much of a Good Thing is Deadly for the Biosphere 
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 Ian Angus, Resilience (15 November 2019) Nitrogen Glut: Too Much of a Good Thing is Deadly for the Biosphere. https://www.resilience.org/stories/2019-11-15/nitrogen-glut-too-much-of-a-good-thing-is-deadly-for-the-biosphere/ Also published at https://climateandcapitalism.com/2019/04/29/nitrogen-glut-too-much-of-a-good-thing-is-deadly-for-the-biosphere/ [UN Nitrogen Campaign Launch, recalling messages of ENA and Our Nutrient World]
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description International Conference on Re-Inventing The Future of Work and Business: Challenges, Opportunities and the Path Ahead 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Industry 4.0 brought in digitization which integrated technology into all the areas of business operations and impacted the deliverables to customers. This digital transformation permeated into all the business models with the key drivers comprising profitability, collaboration across departments and process optimization. Thus, such path-breaking transformations make flexibility an imperative in work and the workforce.

Businesses require strategic planning based on evidence/data which has become the mainstay of the digital world. This agile liquid enterprise evidenced in organizations today depend on leaders taking new directions and constantly experimenting with ideas and strategies to build viable business. Leaders of these enterprises are more likely to succeed than those who insist on holding steadfast to realities that succeeded in the past.

Flexible working conditions have undergone a paradigm change demanding trust in people's competencies as well as in digital infrastructure. The present times mandate not only a prepared and an agile organizational design, but also a resilient workforce. Revolutionary changes in industrial structure and customer expectations have given rise to the need for equally pronounced changes in business strategies and operational models, to attain competitive edge. Every functioning entity has come to realize that speed to adapt matters.

With the onset of the COVID19 pandemic, organizations have been coerced to envisage newer, leaner and sustainable methods of conducting their business.Future has arrived faster than anticipated as most companies have shifted to remote working style and most activities are being carried out on digital platforms.

Taking this as the trigger, the proposed International Management Conference, wishes to focus on the issues and lessons learnt during pandemic hardship, and the research thinking/ opportunities aimed at post-COVID era.

The scope of this conference extends to business, management and Economic operations/ models, across all functional areas/ verticals.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://event.kiit.ac.in/imc2021/
 
Description International Day of the Tropics - The Digital Divide in the Tropics Webinar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SANH Scientists presented at the International Day of the Tropics - The Digital Divide in the Tropics Webinar
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description International Nitrogen Assessment Meetings 
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 Set of meetings to develop chapters of the 'International Nitrogen Assessment; - the first global assessment of nitrogen issues, due for launch 2022. SANH members engaged in relevant discussions either as authors or feedback from their regional perspective.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://spark.adobe.com/page/fqpodRbUcNqNA/
 
Description International Nitrogen Initiative (INI) 8th Global Nitrogen Conference 
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 Presentations made by SANH scientists and SANH PI
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://ini2021.com/
 
Description International Symposium on Plateau Ecological Environment Protection and High-quality Development of the Yellow River Basin 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact "SANH Scientists presented a talk ""Sustainable nitrogen management for food security and environment protection"" in ""International Symposium on Plateau Ecological Environment Protection and High-quality Development of the Yellow River Basin"" organized by Northwest A&F University
Yangling, Shaanxi, China"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description International webinar on "Sustainable Nitrogen Management and Food Security 
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 SANH SRUC scientists presented and helped organised the webinar jointly hosted by Institute of Soil and Environmental Sciences and Fauji Fertilizer Company (FFC) Limited, Pakistan in Collaboration with Pakistan Agricultural Scientist (PAS) Forum and SAWIE, United Kingdom
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YBozZITwUU
 
Description Interview with Joyce Msuya on the launch of the UN Global Nitrogen Campaign 
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 UN Environment Programme (8 November 2019) Interview with Joyce Msuya on the launch of the UN Global Nitrogen Campaign https://youtu.be/5QJqsEfsbDw [Interviewer Mark Sutton during Colombo Launch event]
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://youtu.be/5QJqsEfsbDw
 
Description Interview with N2 Applied: Nitrogen - the Godfather of Pollution? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact N2 Applied interview with Professor Mark Sutton. Interviews were videoed and uploaded online. Interview included discussion on the Global Nitrogen Challenge, the UNEP Colombo Declaration, policy initiatives regarding nitrogen and the connection between our food systems and nitrogen pollution.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://blog.n2applied.com/blog/nitrogen-the-godfather-of-pollution?utm_campaign=Factsheet%20-%20Glo...
 
Description Invited Lunchtime Lecture at the Global Environment Facility Secretariat (GEF Sec), Washington DC, USA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited Lunchtime Lecture at the Global Environment Facility Secretariat (GEF Sec), Washington DC, USA: "Addressing the Global Nitrogen Challenge. Towards the International Nitrogen Management System & the UN Campaign on Sustainable Nitrogen Management."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Invited Lunchtime Lecture at the UN Environment Programme, North America Office, Washington DC, USA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited Lunchtime Lecture at the UN Environment Programme, North America Office, Washington DC, USA: "Addressing the Global Nitrogen Challenge: progress with INMS and Launch of the UN Global Nitrogen Campaign".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Invited Panel Speaker: "Experience from INMS to inform design of a Planetary Health Watch". 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
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", 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
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 keynote and intergovernmental discussion at the Climate Conference of Parties (COP-25): 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited keynote and intergovernmental discussion at the Climate Conference of Parties (COP-25): "Role of nutrient management in agriculture for addressing climate change, & related co-benefits" in support of the UN Climate Convention, Koronivia Process, Madrid.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invited keynote presentation: "Science & Evidence from the International Nitrogen Management System" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited keynote presentation: "Science & Evidence from the International Nitrogen Management System". UNEP 6th Annual Subcommittee meeting of the Committee of Permanent Representatives. Side Event: Towards a UN Roadmap for Sustainable Nitrogen Management, 2020-2022. UNEP Nairobi, 7 October 2019.
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 Professional Practitioners
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 speaker and Moderator of the Panel Discussion: Joint FAO-UNEP webinar on Nitrogen Challenges in Agri-food systems: Halve Nitrogen waste by 2030 
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 Invited speaker and Moderator of the Panel Discussion: Joint FAO-UNEP webinar on Nitrogen Challenges in Agri-food systems: Halve Nitrogen waste by 2030 (e-meeting hosted by FAO, Rome).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Keynote Lecture: GEF/UNEP Towards INMS: East Europe Regional Demonstration Worskhop, Odessa, Ukraine: 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
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".
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 Professional Practitioners
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 Making nitrogen visible to realize sustainable food systems: Keesje Avis 
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 Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact An interview about Nourish Scotland's activities and why we think nitrogen isn't higher up on the agenda. Connections made between Scottish and South Asian farmers' experiences and policy and the potential for civil society to get more engaged. Most significant impact is raising the profile on nitrogen generally and on SANH in particular, but seeing how it's a global issue with similarities across the board.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.cell.com/one-earth/fulltext/S2590-3322(20)30660-6
 
Description Mark Sutton and 197 co-signatories from 44 countries (2019). Open letter to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. 
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 Sutton and 197 co-signatories from 44 countries (2019). Open letter to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. "Global action on nitrogen is essential to tackle the current environmental crisis". http://www.inms.international/letter-to-un [Prepared as a contribution to the Colombo Declaration, and followed up by letter of H.E. President of Sri Lanka to UN Secretary General Guterres attaching the declaration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.inms.international/letter-to-un
 
Description MediaIndia (5 March 2019) Nitrogen pollution is a big environmental issue: 
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 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 https://www.medindia.net/news/view_main_print_new.asp?id=186308
 
Description Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sri Lanka - Statement of H.E. President Rajapaksa of Sri Lanka on sustainable nitrogen management 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sri Lanka. Statement of H.E. President Rajapaksa of Sri Lanka on sustainable nitrogen management. British High Commission / Government of Sri Lanka / INMS/ SANH conference "Nitrogen for Climate and Green Recovery" https://twitter.com/MarkNitrogen/status/1390002391626534917
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://mfa.gov.lk/statement-of-his-excellency-gotabaya-rajapaksa-president-of-sri-lanka-read-by-hon...
 
Description N2.NO (4 November 2020) UN seeks to half the world's nitrogen waste by 2030 
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 N2.NO (4 November 2020) UN seeks to half the world's nitrogen waste by 2030. [Colombo Declaration, UN Nitrogen Campaign Launch]
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://n2.no/2019/11/04/un-seeks-to-half-the-worlds-nitrogen-waste-by-2030/
 
Description NADP Fall Symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SANH Scientists presented on "Atmospheric Deposition of Reactive Nitrogen in India", "Ammonia Availability Index and Fraction Acidity of Rainwater at an Urban Site of National Capital Region-Delhi, India", and "Dry Deposition of Particles on Natural Surfaces in the Indoor Air at New Delhi (India)"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description NDC update and Nitrogen-Climate Opportunities: From South Asia to the World COP 26 Blue Zone Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact SANH Scientists participated and presented at the COP 26 Glasgow Blue Zone event hosted by SACEP and the Government on Sri Lanka. The talk focused on Nitrogen-Climate opportunities and lessons from South Asia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zqawlgrVYM
 
Description Need of Long-Term Systematic Measurements of Reactive Nitrogen in South Asia.  
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Umesh Kulshrestha
JNU ENVIS RP Newsletter- Reactive Nitrogen
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://jnuenvis.nic.in/newsletters/ReactiveNitrogen.pdf
 
Description News Article in The Hindu Business Line: Scientists find way to improve nitrogen use efficiency in paddy 
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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact News Article in The Hindu Business Line: Scientists find way to improve nitrogen use efficiency in paddy.

Discussion of article Nitrogen Use Efficiency Phenotype and Associated Genes: Roles of Germination, Flowering, Root/Shoot Length and Biomass in Frontiers in Plant Science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/agri-business/scientists-find-way-to-improve-nitrogen-u...
 
Description News Article in The Hindu Business Line: Zero budget natural farming good for soil, but may leave India hungry: Study 
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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact News article in The Hindu Business Line: Zero budget natural farming good for soil, but may leave India hungry: Study.

Discussion of paper published journal Nature Sustainability.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/agri-business/zero-budget-natural-farming-good-for-soil...
 
Description News Article in The Hindu: Scientists find way to improve nitrogen use efficiency in paddy 
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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact News Article in The Hindu: Scientists find way to improve nitrogen use efficiency in paddy. Discussion of article Nitrogen Use Efficiency Phenotype and Associated Genes: Roles of Germination, Flowering, Root/Shoot Length and Biomass in Frontiers in Plant Science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/agri-business/scientists-find-way-to-improve-nitrogen-u...
 
Description News Release on Desertification: New report outlines potential yield challenges to scale-up of zero budget natural farming in India 
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 Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact News Release on Desertification: New report outlines potential yield challenges to scale-up of zero budget natural farming in India.

Discussion of article published in Nature Sustainability.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://desertification.wordpress.com/2020/01/21/new-report-outlines-potential-yield-challenges-to-s...
 
Description News Release on SEFARI Website: Potential yield challenges to scaling-up Zero Budget Natural Farming in India 
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 Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact News release on SEFARI: Potential yield challenges to scaling-up Zero Budget Natural Farming in India

Highlighting the report published in Nature Sustainability.

SEFARI, the Scottish Environment, Food and Agriculture Research Institutes, is a consortium of six globally renowned research institutes. As SEFARI, these institutes deliver the Scottish Government funded Strategic Research Programme (SRP), which addresses key mid to longer-term challenges for Scotland's environment, agriculture, land use, food and rural communities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://sefari.scot/news/potential-yield-challenges-to-scaling-up-zero-budget-natural-farming-in-ind...
 
Description Newspaper article on "Fertilizer Subsidy versus Natural Farming: Where are we heading to?" 
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 Newpaper article written by the KIIT social science team on the future of fertiliser sibsidies and natural farming in India.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Nitrogen Chemistry: An indoor perspective  
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 A Katoch and U C Kulshrestha
JNU ENVIS RP Newsletter- Reactive Nitrogen
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://jnuenvis.nic.in/newsletters/ReactiveNitrogen.pdf
 
Description Nitrogen for Climate and Green Recovery Webinar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact SANH in conjunction with the International Nitrogen Management System, the Government of Sri Lanka and the British High Commission co-hosted a 3 day event on Nitrogen for Climate and Green Recovery. The first two days included multi-actor presentations on the importance of sustainable nitrogen managment. 12 SANH scientists presented during the first two days. The last day included a closed event for policymakers where a draft proposal for COP 26 on sustainable nitrogen management for climate recovery was created.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.inms.international/nitrogen4netzero/events
 
Description Opening Speech: "Context of Nitrogen Measures Development within INMS and the inter-convention nitrogen coordination mechanism." 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
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 talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
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.
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 talk or presentation
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 Oxford Real Farming Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The Oxford Real Farming Conference (ORFC) provides a focused physical space to discuss sustainable solutions to common food and farming problems. SANH PI Mark Sutton and SANH member Keesje Avis presented at the session 'Fixing Nitrogen: The Nitrogen Challenge in the UK'. They discussed the scale of the international nitrogen challenge, underlining the need for a circular nitrogen economy to halve nitrogen waste by 2030. They also emphasised the business opportunities and the ability to use available technology to address the challenge.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://orfc.org.uk/session/fixing-nitrogen-the-nitrogen-challenge-in-the-uk/
 
Description Panel Discussion on UN SDG 13 at Cheltenham Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Mark Sutton was a member of the panel discussion on UN SDG 13 at Cheltnum Science Festival.

42,000 people logged on to Cheltenham Science Festival @ Home. The six-day festival took place on Cheltenham Festivals YouTube channel from 2-7 June and is available for 30 days until 7 July. During the first 7 days the Festival was viewed 115,000 times.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/news/2020/06/thousands-log-in-for-digital-cheltenham-science-fes...
 
Description Panel on?Pollution Prevention and Management: Nutrient Use Efficiency 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Third Global Session of the Forum, convening from 18 to 20 February 2021, in support of UNEA 5. The event, held online under the theme: Integrated Solutions #For Nature. aims to strengthen the interface and collaboration between key sectors and stakeholders in support of UNEP's new Medium Term Strategy and the Programme of Work.

The UNEP Science-Policy-Business Forum brings together influential actors from the business, technology and finance sectors, as well as Government ministers, public policy experts, policy makers, leading scientists, civil society and the media. The Third Global Session will witness the launch of the Youth work stream of the Forum, which focuses on green technology and green jobs.

Nature-positive Food Systems for a Healthy Planet and Healthy People
The rebuilding of economies after the COVID-19 crisis offers a unique opportunity to transform the global food system and make it resilient to future shocks, while ensuring environmentally sustainable and healthy nutrition for all. As agricultural systems form the foundation of our food systems, it is imperative that they are redesigned to restore and regenerate, rather than degrade ecosystems - all while providing affordable and healthy diets for a global population estimated to reach 10 billion by 2050.
The Forum will witness the launch of joint pilots facilitated by the Forum and announcements of decarbonization and sustainability milestones and by partner industries and enterprises. The event will unleash access to (and understanding of the latest technologies, including AI, which can fast-track and power the implementation of the SDGs. Ethics, equity, equality and fair and inclusive sustainable development is at the heart of our discussions and collaborations.

Professor Mark Sutton was a panel member in the Nature-positive Food Systems for a Healthy Planet and Healthy People session.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.unep.org/events/online-event/third-global-session-un-science-policy-business-forum-envir...
 
Description Plant Biology for Crop Nitrogen Use Efficiency and Sustainable Nitrogen Management at Plant Biology 2021 Worldwide Summit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SANH Scientists from Aligarh Muslim University India, presented at the Plant Biology for Crop Nitrogen Use Efficiency and Sustainable Nitrogen Management at Plant Biology 2021 Worldwide Summit hosted by the American Society of Plant Biologists in Portland, USA.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation at European Research & Innovation Days: Uncrossing Planetary Boundaries - How to Get Nutrient Flows Back Within Safe Ecological Limits 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The 2020 European Research and Innovation Days was the first online edition and took place from September 22 to 24.

Consisting of a Policy conference and the Science is Wonderful! exhibition, the event brought together over 35 000 registered participants from 188 countries in 146 sessions under the policy conference, and the exhibition saw over 6000 visits, including from schools, universities and citizens.

Professor Mark Sutton presented on Day 1 - Uncrossing Planetary Boundaries - How to Get Nutrient Flows Back Within Safe Ecological Limits.

Day 1 also included discussion on the below:

How could research and innovation drive fair and just transition in Europe?
Climate change, biodiversity loss, and damage to our soils, oceans and waterways pose a threat to our very existence. Sessions looked at how research and innovation can drive the urgent change we and our planet need.

The Green Deal is a once in a lifetime chance to transform Europe into a green and sustainable economy. It's also a commitment to make these transitions fair and to leave no-one behind. Research and innovation will help accelerate this huge shift to a circular economy.

Sessions in this hub provided an opportunity to imagine a better future together and covered areas where we could deliver long-term and far-reaching changes in energy, green mobility, food standards, air and water quality, and human health such as

sustainable agriculture
carbon-neutral buildings
clean energy transition
energy efficient transport
smart cities
climate-resilient communities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://research-innovation-days.ec.europa.eu/hub-2-green-deal
 
Description Recent advances in Nitrogen Use efficiency of crops for sustainable food production presentation at the International online conference on "Dynamic strategies in plant sciences for crop sustainability and food security" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SANH scientists from Pakistan presented on sustainable nitrogen management at an online conference on sustainab;le food security measures hosted by the Department of Botany at the Pakistan Government Women's College of the University of Faisalabad
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Reducing nitrogen pollution requires joined-up efforts to avoid ecological mayhem 
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 Newstory on the INI 2020 Curtain Raiser presentation by Mark Sutton, 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://moderndiplomacy.eu/2020/05/06/reducing-nitrogen-pollution-requires-joined-up-efforts-to-avoi...
 
Description Review of the Gothenburg Protocol under the UNECE Geneva Air convention 
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 SANH members participated in the review of the Gothenburgh protocol under the UNECE Geneva Air Convention as part of the Task Force on reactive nitrogen.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Ricky Kej (2019) The Nitrogen Song - INMS - premiere performance 
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 Ricky Kej (2019) The Nitrogen Song - INMS. (Produced by Grammy® Award Winner Ricky Kej and Mark Sutton) Premiere and NitroConcert at the Launch of the UN Global Campaign on Sustainable Nitrogen Management, Colombo, Sri Lanka 23-24 October 2019).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
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 Regional
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 https://www.siliconindia.com/news/life/Nitrogen-pollution-is-a-big-issue-UN-Environment-nid-207184-c...
 
Description Soil Doctors Training 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact SANH scientists provided farmers training to 390 farmers at Chandina upazilla of Cumilla district of Bangladesh on Soil Health and Fertilizer Management
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Soil health status and nitrogen management in Bangladesh: Training Lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMARU) SANH partner, attended Soil health status and nitrogen management in Bangladesh: Training Lecture hosted by the National Agriculture Training Academy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description South Asian Cooperative Environment Programme and INMS meeting development of the South Asian Roadmap for Nitrogen Policy. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact South Asian Cooperative Environment Programme and INMS meeting development of the South Asian Roadmap for Nitrogen Policy. Speaker and direction
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Springer Nature Sustainability Blog: Potential yield challenges to scale-up of zero budget natural farming 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blog post by Jo Smith, Professor of soil organic matter and nutrient dynamics, University of Aberdeen. Blog discusses: To support the livelihoods of its farmers, the Indian government is promoting a new farming system, Zero Budget Natural Farming. But will this change support a long-term improvement in available food, or could it result in a catastrophic crash in crop yields?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://sustainabilitycommunity.springernature.com/posts/58526
 
Description Sri Lanka Daily News (10 September 2019) INMS hails President as SL embraces Nitrogen Management 
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 Sri Lanka Daily News (10 September 2019) INMS hails President as SL embraces Nitrogen Management. 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 version at ADA Derana: http://www.adaderana.lk/news.php?nid=57640
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.adaderana.lk/news.php?nid=57640
 
Description Sri Lanka E-Briefing: Draft Resolution on Sustainable Nitrogen Management 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact SANH Scientists worked with the Government of Sri Lanka E-Briefing on the Draft Resolution on Sustainable Nitrogen Management
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Sri Lanka First NDC (Updated Submission) to the UN Climate Convention. 
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 https://www4.unfccc.int/sites/ndcstaging/PublishedDocuments/Sri%20Lanka%20First/NDCs%20of%20Sri%20Lanka-2021.pdf [Nationally Determined Contribution embraces Colombo Declaration goal to halve nitrogen waste by 2030].
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www4.unfccc.int/sites/NDCStaging/Pages/All.aspx
 
Description Stakeholders' dialogue on 'Sustainable Nitrogen Management and Climate Change Effect Mitigation' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact SANH Scientists in Bangladesh organized a Stakeholders' dialogue on 'Sustainable Nitrogen Management and Climate Change Effect Mitigation' attended by more than 200 farmers and 50 climate and agricultural scientists. An article on the event was covered by a local newspaper.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Tamil Nadu Rice Research Institute 100 year celebration entitled "30 years of Genetic Mapping in Rice"  
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SANH Scientists presented at the Tamil Nadu Rice Research Institute 100 year celebration entitled "30 years of Genetic Mapping in Rice"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description The Global Environment Facility (24 October 2019) Colombo Declaration calls for tackling global nitrogen challenge. 
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 The Global Environment Facility (24 October 2019) Colombo Declaration calls for tackling global nitrogen challenge.
[Colombo Declaration, UN Nitrogen Campaign Launch]
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.thegef.org/news/colombo-declaration-calls-tackling-global-nitrogen-challenge
 
Description Training lecture on Soil health status and nitrogen management in Bangladesh' at the National Training Academy, Gazipur 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SANH Scientists in Bangladesh provided a training lecture on Soil health status and nitrogen management in Bangladesh' at the National Training Academy, Gazipur
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Training on Infocrop 
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 SANH Scientists hosted training on the Infocrop model
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Training on Mapping Above Ground Nitrogen of Aman Rice Using Proximal Sensing Data 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SANH Scientists hosted a training workshop on 'Mapping Above Ground Nitrogen of Aman Rice Using Proximal Sensing Data' in Bangladesh
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Translation of an online nitrogen Massive open online course (Nitrogen: A Global Challenge), into Bengali 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This innovative course, regardless of your background, will teach you core concepts about nitrogen and global change, allowing you to better understand the challenges and opportunities it represents. Key topics include food security, climate change, air pollution, water pollution, human health and more. Learn through the award-winning teaching approaches of the University of Edinburgh's faculty team. This course brings an engaging and expert approach to the global challenges of nitrogen, showing how the threats it poses for human civilization can be better integrated and tackled.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.edx.org/course/nitrogen-a-global-challenge-bengali?index=product&queryID=440e35f8130e6dd...
 
Description Translation of an online nitrogen Massive open online course (Nitrogen: A Global Challenge), into Dari 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This innovative course, regardless of your background, will teach you core concepts about nitrogen and global change, allowing you to better understand the challenges and opportunities it represents. Key topics include food security, climate change, air pollution, water pollution, human health and more. Learn through the award-winning teaching approaches of the University of Edinburgh's faculty team. This course brings an engaging and expert approach to the global challenges of nitrogen, showing how the threats it poses for human civilization can be better integrated and tackled.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
URL https://www.edx.org/course/nitrogen-a-global-challenge-dari-2?index=product&queryID=b5ae7bc71e42947a...
 
Description Translation of an online nitrogen Massive open online course (Nitrogen: A Global Challenge), into Hindi 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This innovative course, regardless of your background, will teach you core concepts about nitrogen and global change, allowing you to better understand the challenges and opportunities it represents. Key topics include food security, climate change, air pollution, water pollution, human health and more.

Learn through the award-winning teaching approaches of the University of Edinburgh's faculty team. This course brings an engaging and expert approach to the global challenges of nitrogen, showing how the threats it poses for human civilization can be better integrated and tackled.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
URL https://www.edx.org/course/nitrogen-a-global-challenge-hindi?index=product&queryID=953df01174d03d84a...
 
Description Translation of an online nitrogen Massive open online course (Nitrogen: A Global Challenge), into Nepalese 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This innovative course, regardless of your background, will teach you core concepts about nitrogen and global change, allowing you to better understand the challenges and opportunities it represents. Key topics include food security, climate change, air pollution, water pollution, human health and more. Learn through the award-winning teaching approaches of the University of Edinburgh's faculty team. This course brings an engaging and expert approach to the global challenges of nitrogen, showing how the threats it poses for human civilization can be better integrated and tackled.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
URL https://www.edx.org/course/nitrogen-a-global-challenge-nepalese?index=product&queryID=8642c1b8afd4cc...
 
Description Translation of an online nitrogen Massive open online course (Nitrogen: A Global Challenge), into Sinhalese 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This innovative course, regardless of your background, will teach you core concepts about nitrogen and global change, allowing you to better understand the challenges and opportunities it represents. Key topics include food security, climate change, air pollution, water pollution, human health and more. Learn through the award-winning teaching approaches of the University of Edinburgh's faculty team. This course brings an engaging and expert approach to the global challenges of nitrogen, showing how the threats it poses for human civilization can be better integrated and tackled.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
URL https://www.edx.org/course/nitrogen-a-global-challenge-sinhalese?index=product&queryID=9f3f6a75ae4aa...
 
Description Translation of an online nitrogen Massive open online course (Nitrogen: A Global Challenge), into Urdu 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This innovative course, regardless of your background, will teach you core concepts about nitrogen and global change, allowing you to better understand the challenges and opportunities it represents. Key topics include food security, climate change, air pollution, water pollution, human health and more. Learn through the award-winning teaching approaches of the University of Edinburgh's faculty team. This course brings an engaging and expert approach to the global challenges of nitrogen, showing how the threats it poses for human civilization can be better integrated and tackled.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
URL https://www.edx.org/course/nitrogen-a-global-challenge-urdu?index=product&queryID=47bce0097cb4533a0a...
 
Description UK Air Pollution Impacts on Ecosystem Networks Webinar 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SANH Members presented at the UK APIENS (Air Pollution Impacts on Ecosystem Networks) webinar which examined and discussed the pressures and indicators for monitoring air pollution impacts on ecosystems in the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://www.apis.ac.uk/APIENsWebinarSeries
 
Description UKCEH (23 October 2019) We must wake up to devastating impact of nitrogen, say 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 UKCEH (23 October 2019) We must wake up to devastating impact of nitrogen, say scientists. [Colombo Declaration, UN Nitrogen Campaign Launch].

https://www.ceh.ac.uk/press/we-must-wake-devastating-impact-nitrogen-say-scientists
Also at:

https://phys.org/news/2019-10-devastating-impact-nitrogen-scientists.html and https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-10/cfe-wmw102219.php and https://scitechdaily.com/150-top-international-scientists-warn-of-devastating-impact-of-nitrogen-pollution/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.ceh.ac.uk/press/we-must-wake-devastating-impact-nitrogen-say-scientists
 
Description UN Environment (3 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 UN Environment (3 May 2019) Bittersweet nature of nitrogen calls for better management practices. [INMS-4 and Nitrogen Video for World Environment Day].
https://www.unenvironment.org/news-and-stories/story/bittersweet-nature-nitrogen-calls-better-management-practices
Also published at: https://allafrica.com/stories/201905060910.html
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.unenvironment.org/news-and-stories/story/bittersweet-nature-nitrogen-calls-better-manage...
 
Description UN Environment Programme (22 October 2019) Changing the approach: turning nitrogen pollution into money 
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 UN Environment Programme (22 October 2019) Changing the approach: turning nitrogen pollution into money. A Q&A with Nitrogen expert Mark Sutton of the United Kingdom Centre for Ecology & Hydrology. [UN Nitrogen Campaign Launch]
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.unenvironment.org/news-and-stories/story/changing-approach-turning-nitrogen-pollution-mo...
 
Description UN Environment Programme (22 October 2019) Why nitrogen management is key for climate change mitigation. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact UN Environment Programme (22 October 2019) Why nitrogen management is key for climate change mitigation. [UN Nitrogen Campaign Launch]
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.unenvironment.org/news-and-stories/story/why-nitrogen-management-key-climate-change-miti...
 
Description UN Environment Programme (23 October 2019) Speech of Joyce Msuya, Deputy Executive Director of UNEP. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact UN Environment Programme (23 October 2019) Speech of Joyce Msuya, Deputy Executive Director of UNEP. [Colombo Declaration, UN Nitrogen Campaign Launch]
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.unenvironment.org/news-and-stories/speech/launch-un-global-campaign-sustainable-nitrogen-...
 
Description UN Environment Programme (24 October 2019) Three ways we can better use nitrogen in farming. Interview with Mark Sutton. 
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 UN Environment Programme (24 October 2019) Three ways we can better use nitrogen in farming. Interview with Mark Sutton. [UN Nitogen Campaign Launch].
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.unenvironment.org/news-and-stories/story/three-ways-we-can-better-use-nitrogen-farming
 
Description UNEP (2022) Draft 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 submitted under the lead of Government of Sri Lanka, with support from INMS. https://apps1.unep.org/resolution/ Including e-briefing 17 January 2022: http://www.env.gov.lk/web/index.php/en/campaigns/209-e-briefing-on-draft-unea5-2-resolution-on-sustainable-nitrogen-management
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description UNEP - Why South Asia needs to tackle a surge in nitrogen pollution. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact M.779. UNEP (27 May 2021) Why South Asia needs to tackle a surge in nitrogen pollution. [GCRF South Asian Nitrogen Hub, INMS, UN Nitrogen Campaign].
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.unep.org/news-and-stories/story/why-south-asia-needs-tackle-surge-nitrogen-pollution
 
Description UNEP Act #ForNature Forum 
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 The Act #ForNature Global Online Forum (7 - 10 June 2020) is a worldwide call to citizens, government and non-governmental organizations, businesses and scientific institutions to help formulate solutions.

Led by UNEA President and Norwegian Minister of Climate and Environment, Sveinung Rotevatn and UN Under Secretary-General and UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director, Inger Andersen, the agenda will feature discussion of zoonotics and healthy ecosystems, global food systems and marine litter, among others; and will be attended by a wide range of prominent experts-UNEP Deputy Executive Director, Joyce Msuya; award-winning author of Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic, David Quammen; IBM Chief Engineer of Data and AI Expert Labs and Learning, Richard Darden; EAT Founder and Executive Chair, Gunhild Stordalen; WWF International Wildlife Leader, Margaret Kinnaird; and the actor/singer/musician/environmental activist and UNEP Goodwill Ambassador, Aidan Gallagher.

By engaging in this series of open and inclusive discussions, participants can help build a compelling case for transformational change for nature and people in the context of the post COVID-19 world, and pave the way for a successful fifth meeting of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-5).

And for the first time ever, these discussions will be virtual­-enabling the widest participation, and ensuring that voices are heard, even as much of the world is compelled to keep distance.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.unep.org/news-and-stories/story/act-fornature-forum
 
Description United Nations Environment Programme Pre-Summit of the UN Food Systems Summit. Webinar on Sustainable Nitrogen Management for Sustainable Food Systems 
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 Four SANH Scientists held keynote presentations at the Pre-UN Food Systems Summit Webinar on Sustainable Nitrogen Management for Sustainable Food Systems
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.unep.org/events/webinar/sustainable-nitrogen-management-sustainable-food-systems#.YPknLH...
 
Description United Nations Webinar on Sustainable Nitrogen Management for Ecosystem Restoration 
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 SANH, SANH partner the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan, the Government of Pakistan, the International Nitrogen Initiative, the United Nations Environment Programme and the Global Partnership of Nutrient Management, co-hosted a webinar on Sustainable Nitrogen Management for Ecosystem Restoration for the 2021 World Environment Day. Four SANH scientists presented on nitrogen management and its impact on the environment during the webinar.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.unep.org/events/webinar/sustainable-nitrogen-management-ecosystem-restoration
 
Description University of Agriculture Faisalabad Training Session: Techniques and tools of biotechnology and bioinformatics 
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 University of Agriculture Faisalabad Training Session: Techniques and tools of biotechnology and bioinformatics. Took place at NIGAB, NARC, Islamabad, Pakistan. Hosted by Dr. Ramzan Khan.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Visual Earth, 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 Visual Earth, Nitrogen Song (2021). Profile on Ricky Kej's nitrogen song (co-produced by Mark Sutton). One Earth 4, 102-103.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oneear.2020.12.013
 
Description Why care about Nitrogen and Ecosystem Restoration? 
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 released as part of the UN Global Campaign on Sustainable Nitrogen Management and UN Decade on Ecosystems Restoration/UNEP/FAO
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.decadeonrestoration.org/stories/opinion-why-care-about-nitrogen-and-ecosystem-restoratio...
 
Description World Nature Conservation Day - Nature Conservation Approach for Sustainable Future Webinar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SANH Scientists presented at the World Nature Conservation Day - Nature Conservation Approach for Sustainable Future Webinar
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description World Ozone Day - Montreal Protocol - Keeping Us, Our Food & Vaccines Cool Webinar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact SANH Scientists presented at the World Ozone Day - Montreal Protocol - Keeping Us, Our Food & Vaccines Cool
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description World Soil Day 2020 Dr N Eiko and Prof Himanshu Pathak Panellists 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact World Soil Day was celebrated on December 5, 2020 where Dr N Eiko and Prof Himanshu Pathak served as panelists in the following webinars:

'Keep Soil Alive, Protect Soil Biodiversity'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.fao.org/world-soil-day/theme/en/#:~:text=keep%20soil%20alive%20protect%20soil%20biodivers...