TFRN-5 & Workshop on "Costs of ammonia abatement and the climate co-benefits"

Background

This expert workshop, organised under the UNECE TFRN, took place on October 25th & 26th, 2010 in Paris, focussed on costs of ammonia abatement measures primarily in the agricultural sector. The workshop delivered a contribution to the revision of the UNECE Gothenburg Protocol. In addition to abatement costs, experts examined co-benefits of measures in agriculture to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at the same time.

The workshop has reported its conclusions to the 5th meeting of the UNECE Task Force on Reactive Nitrogen (TFRN), which washeld back-to-back with the workshop on October 27th, 2010.

Presentations

Presentations from the meeting can be found here.

Background documents for workshop parallel sessions and topics

Further supplementary background documents:

Expected outcomes were

  • Overview document reporting to TFRN-5 on overall cost estimates and potential climate co-benefits of NH3 mitigation
  • Report of TFRN-5 to WGSR as a contribution to supporting the revision of the Gothenburg Protocol
  • Contribution to updating the Guidance Document for the Control of Ammonia Emissions of the GB Protocol
  • Working group synthesis reports and summary (5-6 pages, incl. 0.5-1 page executive summary each)
  • Published book with workshop proceedings