The Nitric Acid Climate Action Group

Nitrous oxide (N2O) is a very potent greenhouse gas, with a global warming potential 265 times that of carbon dioxide (CO2). One major source of N2O emissions is the production of nitric acid, which is used for manufacturing nitrogen-based fertiliser.

In a new drive to improve pre-2020 mitigation of N2O from nitric acid production and incentivise long-term sectoral transformation, the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) has launched the Nitric Acid Climate Action Group (NACAG). The long-term objective of the initiative is to incentivise the installation of effective N2O abatement technology in every nitric acid plant worldwide. NACAG’s vision is for the N2O emissions of an entire industrial sector to be mitigated on a global scale.


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16th November 2017

World Bank announces collaboration with NACAG

At the Side Event dedicated to the NACAG at COP23 in Bonn on Nov 10 2017, the World Bank Group officially announced its collaboration with the NACAG initiative. Speaking at the event, the World Bank’s Director of Climate Change, James Close, declared that the World Bank would be supporting the goals of the NACAG through…

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6th November 2017

Side Event at COP23

At COP23 in Bonn, the NACAG Secretariat is organizing a Side Event on “The Nitric Acid Climate Action Group: Paving the Way for a Sector-wide Transformation”. The side event will take place on Friday November 10, from 3:30 – 4:00 pm at the German Pavilion in the Bonn-Zone. Speakers from the German Federal Ministry for…

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