This analytical report analyzes mitigation scenarios, ranging from business as usual, where levels of nitrous oxide could increase 83% between 2005 and 2050, to concerted mitigation, where nitrous oxide levels could be 22% lower in 2050 than in 2005. It provides mitigation options in the agriculture, aquaculture, biomass, industry and wastewater sectors. The report identifies capacity building, cost, lack of training and knowledge and technology transfer as barriers to reducing nitrous oxide. It recommends financial, regulatory and voluntary approaches to overcome these barriers.

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Organization: UNEP

Topics: Environment, Science, Mitigation, Technology, Chemicals and Waste

Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document

Publication date: 2013

Language: English