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May 4, 2020: Virtual Meeting - INI2020 in Berlin (originally scheduled for May 3-7, 2020)

The INI Steering Committee and INI 2020 organizers have decided to hold a virtual meeting on Monday, May 4, as a 'curtain-raiser' to the in-person INI conference that will take place at some point in the next year. The virtual event will likely involve a keynote on recent nitrogen policy developments and a roundtable on the links between nitrogen and the COVID-19 crisis. 

For Covid-19 updates concerning the 8th Global Nitrogen Conference of the International Nitrogen Initiative please check the conference homepage: https://ini2020.com 

The 8th Global Nitrogen Conference of the International Nitrogen Initiative was scheduled to be held in Berlin on May 3-7, 2020. 

ATB scientist PD Dr. Barbara Amon is member of the local advisory committee.

The conference will contribute to the overall framework "Nitrogen and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)”. Sustainable nitrogen management is a key element in tackling environmental and societal issues on a global scale. 

The program will target the following topics:

  • Sustainable agriculture, food and nutrition systems, in relation to effective nitrogen management 
  • Threats for health, environment and biodiversity and solutions to combat these nitrogen-driven effects 
  • Observations of global challenges, nitrogen fluxes and interactions between different drivers  
  • Closing the nitrogen cycle through innovations for sustainable N management
  • Integrated nitrogen science and policy approaches

More information on the conference website: https://ini2020.com

INI 2020 is hosted by Germany’ Federal Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt – UBA) with the support of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.
Co-organizer is the International Nitrogen Initiative.