DEFRA consultation “Reducing ammonia emissions from urea fertilisers”

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.

The consultation is open until 26th January 2021

To have your say visit
https://consult.defra.gov.uk/air-quality-and-industrial-emissions/reducing-ammonia-emissions-from-urea-fertilisers/