The Nitric Acid Climate Action Group

Nitrous oxide (N2O) is a very potent greenhouse gas with a global warming potential 265 times higher that of carbon dioxide (CO2). One major source of N2O emissions is the production of nitric acid, which is used in the agricultural and in the mining sector.

Aiming at the climate-friendly transformation of the nitric acid sector at global scale, the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) initiated the Nitric Acid Climate Action Group (NACAG). The objective of NACAG is to incentivize the installation of effective N2O abatement technology in every nitric acid plant worldwide. To this end, NACAG is offering partner countries technical and financial assistance.

The approach of the NACAG initiative reflects the paradigm of the Paris Agreement: Germany is providing climate finance while partner countries are encouraged to assume responsibility for emission reductions in the future.

As a global action group, NACAG is open for all countries to join, either as partner country or as donor.


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18th January 2019

Webinar on the Nitric Acid Climate Auctions Program – January 24, 2019

One of the two Financing Streams of NACAG is the Nitric Acid Climate Auctions Program (NACAP), implemented by the World Bank. The NACAP Secretariat is hosting a webinar on the program on January 24, 2019, at 9 am EST (3 pm CET). During the webinar, the NACAP Secretariat will provide an overview of the auction…

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20th December 2018

NACAG holds consultations in Zimbabwe

In December 2018, the NACAG secretariat visited Zimbabwe. It held consultations with all relevant stakeholders to be engaged in the initiative and carried out a feasibility study of the Sable Chemicals nitric acid plant located in Kwekwe. The three day visit at the plant revealed the great potential for a cooperation between Zimbabwe’s only nitric…

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