Virtual Coffee Break "Laughing gas (nitrous oxide) is no laughing matter for climate-smart agriculture"

Topic: Sustainability

The Virtual Coffee Break on the Alumniportal Deutschland

Although agriculture contributes substantially to climate change, the discussion is usually centered only around carbon dioxide (CO2) and carbon sequestration. The two other greenhouse gases – methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) – are also emitted together with an air pollutant ammonia (NH3) and they also play an important role in climate change and air quality. This virtual coffee break presents findings from a project that aims to tackle mitigating all the four trace gases simultaneously in a corn field, while keeping the yield intact.

Let’s discuss how to make climate-smart agriculture a reality by going through opportunities and challenges surrounding the issue.

When: 8 December 2021, 3:00- 4:15 pm (CET)

Event language: English

Format: Zoom Meeting

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Our speaker

  • Eri Saikawa Eri Saikawa

Eri Saikawa is an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences in Emory College of Arts and Sciences and also in the Gangarosa Department of Environmental Health at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University (Atlanta, Georgia, USA). She is a Director of Graduate Studies in Department of Environmental Sciences and the Emory Climate Talks program, where she takes students to the UN Climate Change negotiations. Eri is also a Director of Science, Policy and Community-Engaged Research at the Resilience and Sustainability Collaboratory. She is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Environmental Management. She conducts interdisciplinary research on the environment, mostly focused on atmospheric chemistry, environmental health, biogeochemistry, climate science and environmental policy. Recently due to the finding of soil lead contamination in the Westside of Atlanta, she has been working on soil quality and lead exposure as well. She was awarded a Humboldt Research Fellowship which leads her to the Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) for several research stays.
















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About the format

The Virtual Coffee Break is an interactive format that takes place regularly on the Alumniportal Deutschland. Their aim is to enable exchange and fruitful discussions around different topics, initiatives and projects. Speakers are Germany-Alumni who give a short input presentation and then answer questions from the participants and facilitate a discussion.

This is an exclusive event for the members of the community. Alumniportal Deutschland membership (free of charge!) is required to participate. The Virtual Coffee Breaks take place as Zoom meeting. Participation is also possible via a web browser (preferably Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome) and without a Zoom account.

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November 2021

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