Alberta Emission Offset System: Quantification protocol for agricultural nitrous oxide emission reductions

Sadie S

The use of this protocol creates carbon offsets by switching to an integrated set of Beneficial Nitrogen Management Practices (BMPs) for annual cropping systems. These BMPs manage applied nitrogen (N) sources to reduce nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions from the application of nitrogen fertilizer. This protocol is limited to on-farm reductions of emissions from nitrogen sources and fuel use linked to the management of fertilizer and crop residues. Version 2.0 includes greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions associated with carbon sequestration in the soil and off-site emission reductions affected by the manufacture and distribution of nitrogen fertilizers.

Alberta Environment and Parks – Air and Climate Change Policy Branch