First e-briefing for the UN Environment Nitrogen Working Group

Meeting Information

The UNEP-CEH/GEF ‘Towards INMS’ Project (INMS) hosted the ‘First e-briefing for the Nitrogen Working Group of the United Nations Environment Programme’.

The e-briefing was the first of its kind, building on the progress made during the historic signing of the Colombo Declaration in October 2019 as part of the Launch of the Global Campaign on Sustainable Nitrogen Management in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The e-briefing also follows the adoption of the Resolution on Sustainable Nitrogen Management (UNEP/ EA.4/ Res.14), during the Fourth Session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-4) in March 2019. The e-briefing was the first time that National Focal Points had met together to agree and discuss the next steps, including the establishment of a Terms of Reference Task Team for the Nitrogen Working Group.

Session 1 of the meeting focused on a briefing from INMS on the International Nitrogen Assessment (INA), a major output for the INMS Project scheduled for publication in 2022.

Session 2, focused on what is needed from the Inter-convention Nitrogen Co-ordination Mechanism (INCOM), with input from UN Conventions and Programmes. This presented an opportunity for Member States to provide interventions, with several countries contributing comments, including: India, Sri Lanka, Romania, and Germany.

With over 160 delegates representing more than 50 countries in attendance, the e-briefing was a very successful step in the implementation of the Resolution on Sustainable Nitrogen Management.

More detailed information on the meeting can be found here.

INMS Event Date: 

Monday, 8 June, 2020 to Tuesday, 9 June, 2020