Dataset for "Nitrogen pollution in Brazil: a policy coherence analysis of current N-related regulations for a potential integrated approach"

Published: 9 February 2023| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/6rj7hz4548.1
Gisleine Cunha Zeri,


This study aims to assess a set of current nitrogen-related policies in Brazil by applying the Policy Coherence Analytical Framework, in order to show the coherences and incoherences of these policies and how they can impact the development of a potential integrated nitrogen policy approach. We follow the analytical framework proposed by Nilsson et al., (2016, 2012), using a seven-point scoring system, where positive interactions receive scores of +1 (enabling), +2 (reinforcing), or +3 (indivisible), negative interactions are scored as -1 (constraining), -2 (counteracting), or -3 (cancelling), and neutral score (0) is assigned when no significant positive or negative interactions occur between targets. This scale of interactions allows the identification of potential synergies between policy instruments (when one policy reinforce the achievement of another) and the trade-offs that should properly be managed (when policies cancel each other), thus highlighting priorities for potential integrated policies. This dataset contains all data used to apply the Policy Coherence Analytical Framework, including the list of selected policies, description of policy goals, policy classifications, links to official policy documents (in Portuguese), and results of coherence analysis.



Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais


Environmental Policy, Pollution, Nitrogen, Coherence


Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior