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Imports of reactive nitrogen emitted during the production of commodities. Reactive nitrogen corresponds here to emissions of ammonia, nitrogen oxides and nitrous oxide to the atmosphere, and of reactive nitrogen potentially exportable to water bodies.

Long-Term Objective

Science-based/Technical optimum

The long-term objective for this indicator is a value of 0.


Lenzen M., Malik A., Li M., Fry J., Weisz H., Pichler P-P. et al. (2020) The global environmental footprint of healthcare, The Lancet Planetary Health.

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Imported emissions of reactive nitrogen