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dc.contributor.authorZhang, X
dc.contributor.authorGu, B
dc.contributor.authorvan Grinsven, H
dc.contributor.authorLam, SK
dc.contributor.authorLiang, X
dc.contributor.authorBai, M
dc.contributor.authorChen, D
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-17T03:34:53Z
dc.date.available2020-11-17T03:34:53Z
dc.date.issued2020-08-31
dc.identifierpii: 10.1038/s41467-020-18196-z
dc.identifier.citationZhang, X., Gu, B., van Grinsven, H., Lam, S. K., Liang, X., Bai, M. & Chen, D. (2020). Societal benefits of halving agricultural ammonia emissions in China far exceed the abatement costs. Nature Communications, 11 (1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-18196-z.
dc.identifier.issn2041-1723
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/251547
dc.description.abstractMitigating agricultural ammonia (NH3) emissions in China is urgently needed to avoid further damage to human and ecosystem health. Effective and feasible mitigation strategies hinge on integrated knowledge of the mitigation potential of NH3 emissions and the associated economic costs and societal benefits. Here we present a comprehensive analysis of marginal abatement costs and societal benefits for NH3 mitigation in China. The technical mitigation potential of agricultural NH3 emissions is 38–67% (4.0–7.1 Tg N) with implementation costs estimated at US$ 6–11 billion. These costs are much lower than estimates of the overall societal benefits at US$ 18–42 billion. Avoiding unnecessary fertilizer use and protein-rich animal feed could provide 30% of this mitigation potential without additional abatement costs or decreases in agricultural productivity. Optimizing human diets with less animal-derived products offers further potential for NH3 reduction of 12% by 2050.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherNature Research
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
dc.titleSocietal benefits of halving agricultural ammonia emissions in China far exceed the abatement costs
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/s41467-020-18196-z
melbourne.affiliation.departmentAgriculture and Food Systems
melbourne.source.titleNature Communications
melbourne.source.volume11
melbourne.source.issue1
melbourne.identifier.arcDE170100423
melbourne.identifier.arcLP160101417
dc.rights.licenseCC BY
melbourne.elementsid1463619
melbourne.contributor.authorGu, Baojing
melbourne.contributor.authorLam, Shu
melbourne.contributor.authorChen, Deli
melbourne.contributor.authorLiang, Xia
melbourne.contributor.authorBai, Mei
dc.identifier.eissn2041-1723
melbourne.identifier.fundernameidAustralian Research Council, DE170100423
melbourne.identifier.fundernameidAustralian Research Council, LP160101417
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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