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About INI

The International Nitrogen Initiative (INI) is the leading science- policy platform for sustainable nitrogen management – highlighting its role as an essential resource and major environmental threat. As a knowledge broker between research, business, agriculturefarmer, civil society and politicscy communities, INI’s coreentral activities include:

  • Promoting the latest policy-relevant research on nitrogen production, consumption and losses to the environment
  • Providing a forum and functioning as a catalyst for interdisciplinary nitrogen research
  • Supporting multi-stakeholder engagement for the development of evidence-based policies for sustainable nitrogen management

The overarching vision that motivates INI is a world that optimizes nitrogen’s beneficial role
in food production while staying within nitrogen’s planetary boundary in order to safeguard
the environment and human health.
https://initrogen.org/

Contact details

If you have any questions in regard of organisational Issues please contact: info@ini2020.com

If you have questions in regards of content or the call for paper tool, please contact: callforpaper@ini2020.com

Sustainability

INI 2020 – Sustainability

INI 2020 is planned as an environmentally friendly and sustainable event on the basis of the guidelines for the sustainable organization of events of the Federal Environment Agency and the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (see: Guidelines).
The following measures have been adopted (examples):

Vegan/vegetarian catering and conference dinner

Only vegan and vegetarian food low in nitrogen and other emissions will be served at INI 2020. Vegan dishes will be labeled. Cuisine at the event hotel, Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, is based on the natural change of the seasons and features fresh, high-quality products. Many dishes are certified organic and purchased regionally. Coffee and tea are organic and sourced solely from fair trade.

Waste avoidance through a paperless conference concept

In order to avoid unnecessary paper waste, there will be no conference folders or program flyers. The use of a conference app avoids printing several hundred documents. Delegates will only receive printed conference material if this is expressly requested during registration. Information materials such as flyers can be viewed or obtained at the conference information desk.

Mobility

INI 2020 will take place at Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz. The hotel is conveniently located directly on Potsdamer Platz with excellent access to public transport. The Federal Environment Agency recommends that delegates use public transport to and from the venue in order to offset greenhouse gas emissions caused by travel.

Venue

The venue for INI 2020, Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, is a certified green hotel. The hotel was also awarded the DGNB seal for sustainable construction. It uses green electricity from Lichtblick and works together with the food-sharing initiative “Rescue”. Scandic now uses its own filtered and carbonated tap water for its guests in place of what used to be almost four million bottles of water per year, meaning an annual saving of around 160 tons of CO 2 . The hotel has dispensed with all toiletries in individual packaging, saving 30 tons of plastic per year. In addition, green walls in the hotel ensure good air quality and beehives on the green roof supply the hotel with its own honey.

Climate-neutral event

Many greenhouse gas emissions are already being avoided through environmentally friendly and sustainable measures in the conference concept. Unfortunately, the greenhouse gas emissions caused by delegates’ travel cannot be compensated by the organizers. Venue and catering will be fully offset. The Federal Environment Agency aims to obtain corresponding reduction certificates in support of a climate-friendly project. You will find more information here shortly on the chosen project.

Committees

Organizing and Advisory Committees

The Organizing committee is responsible for the organizational preparation and realization of the conference. The Advisory boards support the organizing committee with proposals and scientific recommendations for the program structure, program focuses, special sessions and possible keynote speakers. In close cooperation all three groups decide about the final conference program. The advisory boards help to dessimenate most relevant information about the conference.

Organising Committee

Prof. Dr. Henning Friege
N³ Nachhaltigkeitsberatung Dr. Friege & Partner, Germany
Markus Geupel
Umweltbundesamt, Germany
Svenja Sophie Jürgens
Akademie Dr. Obladen GmbH, Germany
David Obladen
Akademie Dr. Obladen GmbH, Germany
Simone Richter
Umweltbundesamt, Germany
Lisa Marie Schlesinger
Umweltbundesamt, Germany
Dr. Stefanie Wolter
Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit, Germany

Local Advisory Committee

PD Dr. Barbara Amon
Leibniz Institut für Agrartechnik und Bioökonomie, Germany
Klaus Arzet
Bayerisches Umweltministerium, Germany
Dr. Benjamin Bodirsky
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany
Prof. Dr. Martin Diekmann
Universität Bremen FB 02 Institut für Ökologie, Germany
Prof. Dr. Barbara Hoffmann
Universität Düsseldorf, Institut für Arbeits-, Sozial- und Umweltmedizin, Germany
Dr. Henning Meesenburg
Nordwestdeutsche Forstliche Versuchsanstalt, Germany
Dipl.-Ing. Bernhard Osterburg
Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut, Germany
Dr. Markus Salomon
Sachverständigenrat für Umweltfragen, Germany
Dr. Wolfgang Sprenger
Bayer. Landesamt für Umwelt, Germany
Prof. Dr. Friedhelm Taube
Univ. Kiel, Inst. F. Pflanzenbau u. Pflanzenzüchtung, Germany
Prof. Dr. Maren Voss
Leibniz-Institut für Ostseeforschung Warnemünde, Germany

International Advisory Committee

Prof. Dr. Tapan Adhya
Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT), India
PhD Vincent O. Aduramigba-Modupe
Institute of Agricultural Research & Training Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria
Christopher Cox
UNEP, Kenya
Prof. Dr. Jan Willem Erisman
Louis Bolk Institute, Netherlands
Dr. Cameron Gourley
Future Farmin Research Div., Dpt. Prim. Industries, Australia
Dr. Kevin Hicks
Stockholm Environment Institute, UK
Dr. Clare Howard
Centre of Ecology and Hydrology, UK
Prof. Dr. Xiaotang Ju
China Agricultural University, China
Prof. David Kanter
USA
Dr. Adrian Leip
European Commission - Joint Research Centre, Italy
Dr. Cargele Masso
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Nigeria
Prof. Dr. Jean Ometto
Brazilian National Institute for Space Research, Brazil
Prof. Dr. Cheryl Palm
University of Florida - Institute for Sustainable Food Systems, USA
Prof. N. Raghuram
University School of Biotechnology, India
Prof. Mark Sutton
Centre for Ecology and Hydrology , UK
Prof. Dr. Wilfried Winiwarter
Institut für Applied System Analysis, Austria

Scientific Committee

The Scientific Committee is responsible for reviewing submitted papers and deciding on the acceptance of the presentations submitted. This Committee consists of numerous members of the International and the Local Advisory Committees as well as additional experts from academia, administration, scientific associations, and industry.

Prof. Dr. Tapan Adhya
Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, India
PD Dr. Barbara Amon
Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy, Germany
Dr. Klaus Arzet
Bavarian State Ministry of the Environment and Consumer Protection, Germany
Dr. Martin Bach
Giessen University, Germany
Dr. Sabine Banzhaf
Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Dr. Benjamin Bodirsky
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany
Prof. Dr. Peter Bruckmann
Germany
Dr. Christian Brümmer
Thünen Institute, Germany
Dr. Marijana Curcic
University of Belgrade, Serbia
Prof. Dr. Martin Diekmann
University Bremen, Institute of Ecology, Germany
Dr. Ulrike Döring
German Environment Agency, Germany
Prof. Dr. Jan Willem Erisman
Louis Bolk Institute, Netherlands
Prof. Dr. Henning Friege
N³ Thinking Ahead Dr. Friege & Partners, Germany
Dipl.-Ing. Nils Friege
Düsseldorf District Government, Germany
Prof. Dr. Jim Galloway
University of Virginia, USA
Markus Geupel
German Environment Agency, Germany
Dr. Cameron Gourley
State Government Victoria, Dept. Agriculture, Australia
Patrick Heffer
International Fertilizer Association, France

 

Dr. Kevin Hicks
University of York, Stockholm Environment Institute, UK
Prof. Dr. Barbara Hoffmann
Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Institute for Occupational, Social and Environmental Medicine, Germany
Dr. Max Hofmeier
German Environment Agency, Germany
Prof. Dr. Xiaotang Ju
China Agricultural University, China
Prof. Dr. Alexander Kekulé
Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Institute of Medical Microbiology, Germany
Benno Keppner
Adelphi, Germany
Dr. Till Kuhn
University of Bonn, Institute for Food- and Resource Economics, Germany
Dr. Luis Lassaletta
Technical University of Madrid, Spain 
Adrian Leip
Joint Research Centre – European Commission, Germany
Prof. Dr. Borhane Mahjoub
Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Tunisia
Dr. Henning Meesenburg
Northwest German Forest Research Institute, Germany
Dr. Barbara Navé
BASF, Germany
Dr. Malte Oehlmann
Adelphi, Germany
Prof. Dr. Jean Ometto
Brazilian National Institute for Space Research, Brazil
Dipl.-Ing. Bernhard Osterburg
Thünen Institute, Germany

Dr. Andreas Prüeß
State Institute for Environment, Measurements and Nature Conservation Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Simone Richter
German Environment Agency, Germany
Dr. Markus Salomon
German Advisory Council on the Environment, Germany
Dr. Alberto Sanz Cobena
Technical University of Madrid, Spain
Lisa Schlesinger
German Environment Agency, Germany
Dr. Frederik Schrader
Thünen Institute, Germany
Dr. Wolfgang Sprenger
German Environment Agency, Germany
Prof. Dr. Friedhelm Taube
Kiel University, Institute of Crop Science and Plant Breeding, Germany
Dr. Hans van Grinsven
PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, Netherlands
Prof. Dr. Maren Voß
Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research, Germany
Dr. Gabriele Wechsung
German Environment Agency, Germany
Prof. Dr. Wilfried Winiwarter
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria
Prof. Dr. Alexander Wissemeier
BASF, Germany
Prof. Dr. Reinhard Zellner
University of Duisburg-Essen (ret.), Germany