UNEP agrees to co-operate with TU with respect to the demonstration project entitled Linking land based activities with ecosystem dynamics and nutrient management of the Chongming Island in China based on the ongoing collaboration between UNEP and TU through the Global Partnership on Nutrient Management (GPNM) within the framework of the Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land based Activities (GPA).
The purpose of this project is to implement a demonstration project aimed at identifying potential options for agricultural management surrounding Chongming Island to reduce greenhouse gas emission and nutrient loads.
This demonstration project will be mainly aligned to the Chemicals, Waste and Air Quality Sub-Programme of UNEP, under which a priority is the sound management of chemicals and waste. The project has a secondary alignment to the Healthy and Productive Ecosystems Sub-Programme in promoting ecosystems-based approaches.
Also, the project will contribute to the implementation of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) Resolution on “Sustainable Nitrogen Management” (UNEP/EA.4./ Res.14).