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2020-06-09Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.3390/atmos11060607
Effectivity and Cost Efficiency of a Tax on Nitrogen Fertilizer to Reduce GHG Emissions from Agriculture
dc.contributor.authorMeyer-Aurich, Andreas
dc.contributor.authorKaratay, Yusuf Nadi
dc.contributor.authorNausediene, Ausra
dc.contributor.authorKirschke, Dieter
dc.date.accessioned2022-05-18T11:58:47Z
dc.date.available2022-05-18T11:58:47Z
dc.date.issued2020-06-09none
dc.date.updated2020-07-11T00:59:51Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://edoc.hu-berlin.de/18452/25343
dc.description.abstractThe use of nitrogen (N) fertilizer substantially contributes to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions due to N2O emissions from agricultural soils and energy-intensive fertilizer manufacturing. Thus, a reduction of mineral N fertilizer use can contribute to reduced GHG emissions. Fertilizer tax is a potential instrument to provide incentives to apply less fertilizer and contribute to the mitigation of GHG emissions. This study provides model results based on a production function analysis from field experiments in Brandenburg and Schleswig-Holstein, with respect to risk aversion by calculating certainty equivalents for different levels of risk aversion. The model results were used to identify effective and cost-efficient options considering farmers’ risk aversion to reduce N fertilizer, and to compare the potential and cost of GHG mitigation with different N fertilizer tax schemes. The results show that moderate N tax levels are effective in reducing N fertilizer levels, and thus, in curbing GHG emissions at costs below 100 €/t CO2eq for rye, barley and canola. However, in wheat production, N tax has limited effects on economically optimal N use due to the effects of N fertilizer on crop quality, which affect the sale prices of wheat. The findings indicate that the level of risk aversion does not have a consistent impact on the reduction of N fertilizer with a tax, even though the level of N fertilizer use is generally lower for risk-averse agents. The differences in N fertilizer response might have an impact on the relative advantage of different crops, which should be taken into account for an effective implementation of a tax on N fertilizer.eng
dc.language.isoengnone
dc.publisherHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin
dc.rights(CC BY 4.0) Attribution 4.0 Internationalger
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectnitrogen taxeng
dc.subjectmitigation of greenhouse gaseseng
dc.subjectgreenhouse gas mitigation costeng
dc.subject.ddc550 Geowissenschaftennone
dc.titleEffectivity and Cost Efficiency of a Tax on Nitrogen Fertilizer to Reduce GHG Emissions from Agriculturenone
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-110-18452/25343-5
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/atmos11060607none
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18452/24675
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionnone
local.edoc.container-titleAtmospherenone
local.edoc.pages9none
local.edoc.type-nameZeitschriftenartikel
local.edoc.institutionLebenswissenschaftliche Fakultätnone
local.edoc.container-typeperiodical
local.edoc.container-type-nameZeitschrift
local.edoc.container-publisher-nameMDPI AGnone
local.edoc.container-publisher-placeBaselnone
local.edoc.container-volume11none
local.edoc.container-issue6none
dc.description.versionPeer Reviewednone
local.edoc.container-articlenumber607none
dc.identifier.eissn2073-4433

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