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Curtain Raiser Webinar 8th Global Nitrogen Conference of INI

4 May 2020

The 8th International Nitrogen Initiative Conference (INI2020) was scheduled to convene in Berlin, Germany, from 3-7 May 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the INI Steering Committee and INI 2020 organizers held a Webinar on 4 May as a “curtain-raiser” to the main conference, the dates of which will be announced later. 

Colombo Declaration calls for tackling global nitrogen challenge

24 OCT 2019

United Nations member states endorsed a proposed roadmap for action on nitrogen challenges called the Colombo Declaration on Sustainable Nitrogen Management

Resolution on nitrogen can lead to a carbon-like framework

Down to Earth, 20 March 2019

The resolution for sustainable nitrogen management in the United Nations Environment Assembly was led by India for the first time

150 Top International Scientists Warn of Devastating Impact of Nitrogen Pollution

CENTRE FOR ECOLOGY & HYDROLOGY OCTOBER 23, 2019

We must wake up to devastating impact of nitrogen, say scientists. Dozens of international experts write open letter to UN Secretary-General.

Nitrogen pollution: Neglected menace

Economic Times, 19 March 2019 (Editorial)

Nitrogen pollution has escaped the attention that carbon dioxide has got. That changed last week at the fourth United Nations Environment Assembly, where India piloted a resolution adopted by all countries to work towards a more sustainable management of nitrogen.

Single-use plastic, sustainable nitrogen management in focus at UN Environment Assembly

Devdiscourse News, 16 March 2019

The United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) has adopted two resolutions piloted by India on single-use plastics and sustainable nitrogen management.

India pilots resolutions on Single-use Plastics and Sustainable Nitrogen management at Fourth United Nations Environment Assembly

PIB, 16 March 2019

In a significant first, India piloted resolutions on two important global environment issues relating to Single-use Plastics and Sustainable Nitrogen management at the fourth session of United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) which was held in Nairobi from 11th to 15th March 2019.

India pilots resolutions on single-use plastics and sustainable nitrogen-management

Packaging South Asia, 16 March 2019

India piloted resolutions on two important global environment issues relating to Single-use Plastics and Sustainable Nitrogen management at the fourth session of United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) which was held in Nairobi from 11th to 15th March 2019.

Thousands Gather In Nairobi To Clean Up The Earth

The Charleston Chronicle, 15 March 2019

Heads of state, government ministers, business leaders, senior UN officials and grassroots activists are gathering in Nairobi this week for the fourth UN Environment Assembly – the world’s top body on the environment.

UN Passes Resolution for sustainable Nitrogen Management 

New Ag International, 15 March 2019

Delegates adopted the resolution calling for a coordinated and collaborative approach to sustainable nitrogen (N) management, referred to as UNEP/EA.4/L.16.

New Ag International, 15 March 2019

Delegates adopted the resolution calling for a coordinated and collaborative approach to sustainable nitrogen (N) management, referred to as UNEP/EA.4/L.16.

Sustainable Nitrogen Management

UNEA, 15 March 2019

The resolution calling for a coordinated and collaborative approach to sustainable nitrogen (N) management, referred to as UNEP/EA.4/L.16  was adopted at the United Nations Environment Assembly of the United Nations Environment Programme.

UNEA adopts India's resolutions on single-use plastic, sustainable nitrogen management

Times of India,  Mar 16, 2019

The United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) has adopted two resolutions piloted by India on single-use plastics and sustainable nitrogen management. According to a statement released by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC), the resolutions were adopted at the fourth session of UNEA which was held in Nairobi from March 11 to 15 on 'Innovative Solutions for Environmental Challenges and Sustainable Production and Consumption'.

India Set to Push Major Resolutions in UN Environment Assembly

Weather.com, 11 March 2019

The fourth session of United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) will take place from March 11-15 in Nairobi, Kenya. It is the highest-level environmental decision-making forum where several heads of states, environment ministers, CEOs, and activists deliberate on the issues plaguing the global environmental sustainability.

Annual UN report recognises the threats posed by nitrogen pollution

Down to Earth, 06 March 2019

The annual Frontiers report 2019 published by the United Nations (UN), has included a chapter on nitrogen pollution in its latest edition, in a sign that pollution caused by the reactive forms of nitrogen is now being recognised as a grave environmental concern on a global level.

Nitrogen is the 'new carbon'

Milennium Post, 6 March 2019

Growing demand in livestock, agriculture, transport, industry, and energy sectors has led to a sharp growth of levels of reactive nitrogen, discusses Akshit Sangomla

It is time to fix the broken nitrogen cycle says UN Environment Frontiers Report

UNEP, 4 March 2019

the disturbance of ecosystems, human health and economies by massively altering of the global nitrogen cycle through human activity.

‘Tighter regulations needed on nutrient effluents’

Down to Earth, 28 January 2019

Here’s N Raghuram, chairman of International Nitrogen Initiative, speaking with Down To Earth about the viability of United Kingdom’s project to tackle nitrogen pollution

18 Indian institutions to study nitrogen pollution

The Hindu, 24 January 2019

Eighteen research institutions in India are among a group of 50 institutions — called the South Asian Nitrogen Hub (SANH) — in the United Kingdom and South Asia that have secured £20 million (about ₹200 crore) from the U.K. government to assess and study the quantum and impact of “nitrogen pollution” in South Asia.

UK to support nitrogen research in India 

India Science Wire, 24 January 2019

Nitrogen pollution is an emerging environmental problem linked with air pollution, biodiversity loss, pollution of rivers and seas and ozone depletion. The British government has announced a research project to study nitrogen pollution in India and South

Death by nitrogen

Fountain Ink, Jul 13, 2018

We are all familiar with the perils of a runaway carbon cycle but there is a lesser known one that may be worse, the rise of reactive nitrogen to dangerous levels.

Sewage to beat agri as biggest source of nitrogen pollution: Top scientist

15 January 2019

The contribution of untreated sewage, which is the second-largest source of nitrogen pollution, is growing almost 10 times faster than agriculture, says Nandula Raghuram

India has three of the world’s 50 nitrogen emission hotspots

Down to Earth, 30 October 2018

The latest Greenpeace analysis finds areas in Delhi-NCR, UP, MP and Odisha as the biggest contributors of nitrogen pollution in India

Fertilisers leaking huge amount of nitrogen into soil, water

Nature India, 24 November 2017

A mammoth exercise in quantifying 'reactive nitrogen' in the environment has found that 65% of the nitrogen used in India as fertilisers may be getting leaked into soil, water and other natural resources, thereby significantly contributing to the country's greenhouse gas burden.

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