Consultation on the establishment of a nitrogen balance sheet for Scotland

08 December 2020

Article: 54/4908

The Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Act 2019 requires the establishment of a Scottish nitrogen balance sheet (SNBS) by March 2022, via a process of regulations. The Scottish Government is consulting on proposals for establishing an SNBS as a way to keep track of how nitrogen is being used, any losses to the environment, and whether there is scope for improvement. Once established, the SNBS will be reviewed and updated at regular intervals, helping the Scottish Government keep track of progress on improving nitrogen use efficiency.

The consultation is open until 14 January 2021 and can be completed online.