From research to policy: optimizing the design of a national monitoring system to mitigate soil nitrous oxide emissions

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Ogle, S. M., Butterbach-Bahl, K., Cardenas, L. M., Skiba, U. and Scheer, C. 2020. From research to policy: optimizing the design of a national monitoring system to mitigate soil nitrous oxide emissions. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. 47, pp. 28-36. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cosust.2020.06.003

AuthorsOgle, S. M., Butterbach-Bahl, K., Cardenas, L. M., Skiba, U. and Scheer, C.
Abstract

Nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions from agricultural soils are a key source of greenhouse gas emissions in most countries. In order for governments to effectively reduce N2O emissions, a national inventory system is needed for monitoring, reporting and verifying emissions that provides unbiased estimates with the highest precision feasible. Inventory frameworks could be advanced by incorporating experimental research networks targeting key gaps in process understanding and drivers of emissions, with a multi-stage survey to collect data on agricultural management and N2O fluxes that allow for development, parameterization and application of models to estimate national-scale emissions. Verification can be accomplished with independent estimation of fluxes from atmospheric N2O concentration data. A robust monitoring system would provide accurate emission estimates, and allow policymakers to develop programs to more sustainably manage reactive N and target mitigation measures for reducing N2O emissions from agricultural soils

Year of Publication2020
JournalCurrent Opinion in Environmental Sustainability
Journal citation47, pp. 28-36
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cosust.2020.06.003
Open accessPublished as ‘gold’ (paid) open access
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
OECD
Funder project or codeSoils to Nutrition
Publisher's version
Accepted author manuscript
Output statusPublished
Publication dates
Online06 Aug 2020
Publication process dates
Accepted29 Jun 2020
PublisherElsevier

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