Reducing ammonia emissions from urea fertilisers

Closes 26 Jan 2021

Opened 3 Nov 2020

Overview

Ammonia is an air pollutant that is detrimental to our natural environment and is a pre-curser to particulate matter, which is detrimental to human health. Our statutory obligations to restore our degraded habitats and to reduce our ammonia emissions by 8% by 2020 and by 16% by 2030 mean that we must act urgently to tackle our ammonia emissions. As ammonia emissions are predominantly from agriculture (87%) and around 8% are from the use of solid urea fertilisers, this consultation seeks your views on three policy options that give us the greatest ammonia emission reductions from regulating the use or sale of sold urea fertilisers.

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Audiences

  • Charities/Voluntary Organisations
  • Environmental campaigners
  • Livestock show ground operators
  • Manufacturers of livestock identifiers
  • Government Agencies
  • Devolved Administrations
  • National Park Authorities
  • Recreation sector
  • Ports and Harbour Authorities and Estuaries
  • Water/water Industry sector
  • Water Abstractors
  • Local Authorities
  • Business/Private Sector
  • Transport Organisations
  • Local Authorities
  • Non-Government Organisation
  • Manufacturing Industry
  • Member of the General Public
  • Landowners and their representative bodies
  • Farmers
  • Water suppliers
  • Horticulture Industry
  • Tenant Farmers
  • Agricultural Landlords
  • Land Agents
  • Trading Standards Officers
  • Public Bodies
  • Consultants

Interests

  • Natural environment
  • Local nature partnerships
  • Biodiversity
  • Plants
  • Animals
  • Tree and plant health
  • Climate change
  • Green infrastructure
  • Ecosystems services
  • Green economy
  • Sustainable development
  • National Adaptation Programme
  • Water quality
  • Air quality
  • Air pollution
  • Local environments
  • Consultations
  • Impact Assessments
  • DEFRA Policy
  • Policy and Delivery
  • Growing and crops
  • Farm management
  • Land management
  • Nitrates and watercourses
  • Soil
  • Industry organisations representing tenant farmers and landlords
  • Recreational sector
  • Protecting wildlife