Towards net-zero phosphorus cities

Metson, Geneviève S.; Brownlie, Will J. ORCID:; Spears, Bryan M.. 2022 Towards net-zero phosphorus cities. npj Urban Sustainability, 2 (1), 30.

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Cities are central to improving natural resource management globally. Instead of reinventing the wheel for each interlinked sustainability priority, we suggest synergising with, and learning from existing net-zero carbon initiatives to explicitly tackle another vital element: phosphorus. To achieve net-zero phosphorus actors must work together to (1) minimise loss flows out of the city, (2) maximise recycling flows from the city to agricultural lands, and (3) minimise the need for phosphorus in food production.

Item Type: Publication - Article
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UKCEH and CEH Sections/Science Areas: Atmospheric Chemistry and Effects (Science Area 2017-)
Water Resources (Science Area 2017-)
ISSN: 2661-8001
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Additional Keywords: biogeochemistry, urban ecology
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Atmospheric Sciences
Date made live: 06 Feb 2024 09:42 +0 (UTC)

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