Projects

UKRI-GCRF-CEH Project: South Asian Nitrogen Hub

The South Asian Nitrogen Hub is a 17,5M GBP project led by Center for Ecology and Hydrology, UK. A highly competitive project sanctioned by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) under its Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF), it brings together 32 leading research organisations and other partners from the UK and South Asia, including Sustainable India Trust. The project focuses on understanding and improving South Asian nitrogen management, mainly in agriculture. Apart from researchers, it involves other stakeholders for sustainable nitrogen management such as: a) POLICYMAKERS through the intergovernmental South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme (SACEP); b) VILLAGE engagement across South Asia; c) CIVIL SOCIETY engagement by "twinning" NGOs; d) BUSINESS Forums and existing partnerships.

GEF-UNEP-INI Project: Improving Understanding of the Global Nitrogen Cycle towards the Establishment of an International Nitrogen Management System (INMS)

INMS is a 6M USD project funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), implemented by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the executed by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH), UK, on behalf of the International Nitrogen Initiative (INI). It has over 70 global project partners working on an international nitrogen assessment and includes six regional demonstrations. The Sustainable India Trust mainly deals with South Asian regional demonstration. It involves capacity building and multi-stakeholder regional cooperation for nitrogen assessment and sustainable management on a South Asian scale, using the expertise gained from the European and Indian nitrogen assessments. An important outcome of our work is the India-led UN resolution on 'Sustainable Nitrogen Management' (UNEA4, 2019).

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