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Trends in Nitrogen Deposition [BIP]

Trends in Nitrogen Deposition [BIP]

Indicator description

The Nitrogen Deposition Indicator (NDI) shows where energy and food production have resulted in increased ammonia and nitrogen oxide emissions to the atmosphere on a global and regional basis, with subsequent increase in nitrogen depositions. There are large regions of the world where average nitrogen deposition rates exceed 10 kg N/ha/yr, greater than an order of magnitude increase compared with natural rates. These rates are well in excess of levels that have detrimental impacts on receiving ecosystems.

Mapping with 4th Ramsar Strategic Plan 2016-2024

Ramsar Target 5

The ecological character of Ramsar sites is maintained or restored, through effective planning and integrated management.

Ramsar Target 7

Sites that are at risk of change of ecological character have threats addressed.

Ramsar Target 14

Scientific guidance and technical methodologies at global and regional levels are developed on relevant topics and are available to policy makers and practitioners in an appropriate format and language.

Mapping with SPMS 2015-2023

CMS Target 7

Multiple anthropogenic pressures have been reduced to levels that are not detrimental to the conservation of migratory species or to the functioning, integrity, ecological connectivity and resilience of their habitats.

Mapping with Sustainable Development Goals

SDG Target 2.4

By 2030, ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production, that help maintain ecosystems, that strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change, extreme weather, drought, flooding and other disasters and that progressively improve land and soil quality

SDG Target 14.1

By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution

SDG Target 15.1

By 2020, ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems and their services, in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, in line with obligations under international agreements