An International Nitrogen Management System

An ‘International Nitrogen Management System (INMS)’ will bring together the science community, the private sector and civil society to gather and synthesize evidence that can support international policy development to improve global nitrogen management. 

Towards INMS

The ‘Targeted Research for improving understanding of the global nitrogen cycle towards the establishment of an International Nitrogen Management System (INMS)’ project or – ‘Towards INMS’ has been delivering the INMS over the past four years.

‘Towards INMS’, a 6M USD project, is implemented by the UN Environment with funding through the Global Environment Facility (GEF). ‘Towards INMS’ is executed through the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) representing the interest of the International Nitrogen Inititave. There are over 70 global project partners, supporting the work through co-finance and we will be conducting five funded regional demonstrations. 

‘Towards INMS’ is developing the evidence base to showcase the need for effective practices for global nitrogen management and highlight options to maximize the multiple benefits of better nitrogen use. The project is presenting a key opportunity to pull together a global and critical mass of science evidence on the nitrogen cycle, and develop a sustained process that gets science, governments, businesses and civil society working together to build common understanding and deliver real change. A vital part of the task over the past four years has been to show how management of the global nitrogen cycle can deliver measurable benefits for oceans, climate, the atmosphere, land ecosystems and global society.

Towards INMS project structure

‘Towards INMS’ is broken into four components shown in the diagram below.