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Developing roadmaps for sustainable nitrogen management

18 may 2022 09:00 - 20 may 2022 14:00
IEA de Paris
17 Quai d'Anjou
75004 Paris

Workshop organized par David Kanter, environmental studies researcher, 2021-2022 Paris IAS Fellow and Wilfried Winiwarter, IIASA, with the support of the INMS, the OECD Conference Research Programme, the Paris IAS, of the FIAS fellowship program and that of the Labex RFIEA+.

The FIAS fellowship program is co-funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 945408. This event is also supported by the Labex RFIEA+, funded by the "Investissements d'avenir" program (ANR-11-LABX-0027-01).


Public and political awareness of the dangers of nitrogen pollution are increasing rapidly. A growing number of countries are committed to improving nitrogen management, including the implementation of sustainable nitrogen roadmaps to reduce nitrogen waste by 50% by 2030, as outlined in the Colombo Declaration and the EU Farm to Fork Strategy. But what will these roadmaps look like? What policies and measures to address N pollution have already shown to be successful in different parts of the world and what new approaches could match the ambition embodied in new policy goals? This workshop will bring together an international and interdisciplinary group of scholars, stakeholders and policy experts to explore these questions and propose a coherent approach for developing national roadmaps for sustainable nitrogen management.


May 18


8.30-9.00: Registration
9.00-10.00: Welcome and introduction

  • 9.00-9.10: Welcome from organizers and Paris Institute for Advanced Study
  • 9.10-9.25: Ms. Janet Schofield (OECD, France)
    “The OECD Co-operative Research Programme”
  • 9.25-9.45: Prof. David Kanter (NYU, USA)
    “Overview and goals of the workshop”

9.45-13.00: Lessons from current national policy

  • 9.45-10.00: Dr. Kazuya Nishina (National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan) “Japan’s policies to limit nitrogen pollution”
  • 10.00-10.15: Prof. Jan Willem Erisman (Leiden University, The Netherlands)
    “The Netherlands nitrogen crisis”
  • 10.15-10.30: Mr. Markus Geupel (German Environment Agency) & Dr. Stefanie Wolter (German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection)
    “Germany’s national nitrogen strategy”
  • 10.30-10.45: Dr. Annie Yang (University of Edinburgh, UK)
    “Policies to reduce nitrogen pollution in South Asia”
  • 10.45-11.00: Discussion

11.00-11.15: Coffee break

  • 11.15-11.30: Ms. Fanny Héraud (Ministry of Agriculture, France)
    “France’s policies to limit nitrogen pollution”
  • 11.30-11.45: Dr. Gisleine Cunha-Zeri (National Institute for Space Research, Brazil) “Brazil’s policies to limit nitrogen pollution”
  • 11.45-12.00: Dr. Morten Graversgaard (Aarhus University, Denmark)
    “Denmark’s policies to limit nitrogen pollution”
  • 12.00-12.15: Ms. Sabina Stefanache & Mr. Mihai Constantinescu (Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, Romania)
    “Romania’s policies to limit nitrogen pollution”
  • 12.15-12.30: Dr. Anna Hooper (Office of the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, New Zealand)
    “New Zealand’s policies to limit nitrogen pollution”
  • 12.30-13.00: Discussion

14.00-15.15: Policy developments on the horizon

  • 14.00-14.15: Dr. Tassos Haniotis (DG Agriculture, EU Commission, Belgium) “Nitrogen and the EU Farm to Fork Strategy”
  • 14.15-14.30: Prof. Eric Davidson (University of Maryland, USA)
    “Potential US roadmaps to limit nitrogen pollution”
  • 14.30-14.45: Dylan Chiasson & Jémilie Jaffart (Sciences Po, France)
    “New directions for nitrogen policy in Brittany”
  • 14.45-15.15: Discussion

15.15-15.30: Coffee break

 15.30-17.30: Learning from developments in the natural and social sciences

  • 15.30-15.45: Prof. Xin Zhang (University of Maryland, USA)
    “Data for nitrogen roadmaps”
  • 15.45-16.00: Prof. William San Martín (Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA)
    “What the environmental governance literature can tell us about nitrogen roadmaps”
  • 16.00-16.15: Dr. Lena Schulte-Uebbing (Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, The Netherlands)
    “Reconciling food and environment goals in nitrogen roadmaps”
  • 16.15-17.30: Discussion and preview of Day 2

17.30-19.00: Aperitifs

May 19

9.00-9.45: Recap of Day 1. Mandates for discussion groups

09.45-10.45: Breakout session 1

10.45-11.15: Report back to plenary and discussion

11.15-11.30: Coffee break

11.30-12.30: Breakout session 2

12.30-13.00: Report back to plenary and discussion

13.00-14.00: Lunch

14.00-15.15: Lessons from current international policy

  • 14h00-14h20: Prof. Mark Sutton & Ms. Janaki Amartunge (Center for Ecology and Hydrology, UK; Ministry of Environment, Sri Lanka)
    “Recent advances in international nitrogen governance”
  • 14h20-14h35 Mr. Mahesh Pradhan & Ms. Sinikinesh Jimma (UN Environment Programme)
    “The UNEA Nitrogen Resolutions”
  • 14h35-14h50 Dr. Bruna Grizzetti (JRC)
    “Lessons from EU water policy for nitrogen roadmaps”
  • 14h50-15h15: Discussion

15.15-15.30: Coffee break

15.30-17.00: Breakout session 3

17.00-18.00: Report back to plenary and set out agenda for Day 3

May 20

9.00-9.30: Recap of Day 2. Discuss new mandates for discussion groups.

9.30-10.30: Breakout session 4

10.30-11.00: Report back to plenary

11.00-11.15: Coffee break

11.15-12.15: Breakout session 5

12.15-13.00: Final plenary (Next steps, outreach and publishing strategy)

13.00-14.00: Lunch

Practical information

For the sessions on Wednesday 18th, registration is required via the forms at the bottom of the page.
For the sessions on Thursday 19 and Friday 20, registration on request at david.kanter@nyu.edu.

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