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Costs of Ammonia Abatement and the Climate Co-Benefits

  • Brings together a wealth of information on the costs to reduce ammonia emissions from agricultural practices, which provides a scientific underpinning that helps inform policy

  • Links ammonia mitigation and climate change

  • Allows non-specialists easy access to pertinent information and gives them insight into the complexities of deriving cost estimates for ammonia abatement

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Table of contents (10 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. Overview, Aims and Scope

    • Stefan Reis, Mark A. Sutton, Clare Howard
    Pages 1-6
  3. Economic Costs of Nitrogen Management in Agriculture

    • Oene Oenema, Steen Gyldenkaerne, Jouke Oenema
    Pages 7-33
  4. Economics of Low Nitrogen Feeding Strategies

    • Ad M. van Vuuren, Carlos Pineiro, Klaas W. van der Hoek, Oene Oenema
    Pages 35-51
  5. Ammonia Abatement by Animal Housing Techniques

    • Gema Montalvo, Carlos Pineiro, Mariano Herrero, Manuel Bigeriego, Wil Prins
    Pages 53-73
  6. Ammonia Abatement with Manure Storage and Processing Techniques

    • Andrew VanderZaag, Barbara Amon, Shabtai Bittman, Tadeusz Kuczyński
    Pages 75-112
  7. Country Case Studies

    • Mark A. Sutton, Clare Howard, Stefan Reis, Diego Abalos, Annelies Bracher, Aleksandr Bryukhanov et al.
    Pages 169-231
  8. Costs of Ammonia Abatement: Summary, Conclusions and Policy Context

    • Clare Howard, Mark A. Sutton, Oene Oenema, Shabtai Bittman
    Pages 263-281
  9. Back Matter

    Pages 283-284

About this book

This book examines the costs involved in reducing ammonia emissions from agricultural practices as well as the potential benefits for climate change mitigation. It features contributions by experts in agricultural production processes, producers of agricultural equipment and service providers as well as scientists who assess the issue from an European perspective.

Coverage examines all agricultural production stages starting from animal feed and housing, including the storage and application of liquid and solid manure and of mineral fertilizer. In addition, the book looks at the relationship between ammonia control and greenhouse gas emissions and details the GAINS (Greenhouse Gas and Air Pollution Interactions and Synergies) model for estimating costs and reducing ammonia emissions from agriculture. Examples and case studies from select European countries, including Italy, Switzerland, Russia, Ireland, and Spain, provide readers with detailed studies of ammonia abatement costs and the effectiveness of implementing control measures under different conditions. This book is the result of an Expert Workshop held under the auspices of the UNECE Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP) and organised by the Task Force on Reactive Nitrogen (TFRN). The findings of this workshop have informed the development of documents supporting the revision of the Gothenburg Protocol and provided researchers and practitioners with vital new data. Bringing together a wealth of key information on the costs of ammonia abatement and the climate co-benefits, this monograph provides readers with deep insight into this complex issue.

Editors and Affiliations

  • Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH), Penicuik, Midlothian, United Kingdom

    Stefan Reis

  • NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology Edinburgh Research Station, Penicuik, United Kingdom

    Clare Howard

  • Edinburgh Research Station, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Penicuik, United Kingdom

    Mark A. Sutton

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