A World of Cobenefits: Solving the Global Nitrogen Challenge
Authors: Benjamin Z. Houlton Maya Almaraz Viney Aneja Amy T. Austin Edith Bai Kenneth G. Cassman Jana E. Compton Eric A. Davidson Jan Willem Erisman James N. Galloway Baojing Gu Guolin Yao Luiz A. Martinelli Kate Scow William H. Schlesinger Thomas P. Tomich Chao Wang Xin Zhang
Nitrogen is a critical component of the economy, food security, and planetary health. Many of the world's sustainability targets hinge on global nitrogen solutions, which, in turn, contribute lasting benefits for (i) world hunger; (ii) soil, air, and water quality; (iii) climate change mitigation; and (iv) biodiversity conservation. Balancing the projected rise in agricultural nitrogen demands while achieving these 21st century ideals will require policies to coordinate solutions among technologies, consumer choice, and socioeconomic transformation.