Policy brief launched

Policy Brief on mitigation options for reactive N losses launched: Addressing nitrous oxide: An often ignored climate and ozone threat

Lead scientists from around the globe recently came together for a meeting in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany supported by the OECD Co-operative Research Programme: Biological Resource Management for Sustainable Agricultural Systems. They exchanged and assessed the latest knowledge and agreed that, despite uncertainties and the need for additional research on processes driving N2O emissions, there is sufficient knowledge available to implement immediate action towards reducing N pollution, specifically N2O emissions. The actions listed below demand a more efficient use of fixed and reactive nitrogen in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other forms of N pollution from agricultural systems.