Climate Protection: Less Nitrous Oxide from Agriculture

KIT Succeeds in the German-French Program ”Make Our Planet Great Again“ – New Research Group Will Study Global Impacts of Agriculture on Climate Change
Spurengasmessung auf den Philippinen (Foto: Klaus Butterbach-Bahl, KIT) Klaus Butterbach-Bahl, KIT
Trace gas measurement on the Philippines. (Photo: Klaus Butterbach-Bahl, KIT)

Together with carbon dioxide and methane, nitrous oxide is among the most important greenhouse gases: It is about 300 times more hazardous to the climate than carbon dioxide. In Germany, the main source of nitrous oxide emissions is agriculture and its extensive use of nitrogen fertilizers. Potential consequences on food production and climate change will be studied by a new research group of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) under the program “Make Our Planet Great Again – German Research Initiative.” The German-French program is aimed at strengthening climate research after the Paris Agreement.


Within the framework of the joint funding program based on the initiative “Make Our Planet Great Again” of the French President, excellent researchers from abroad are invited to work on projects of their choice that support the Paris climate objectives at a French or German institution. The new group at KIT will be headed by Dr. Clemens Scheer, who comes from Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia.

Full Text: Press Release 075/2018


tph, 26.06.2018