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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22nd March 2019

NACAG Secretariat meets with Partners in Kazakhstan

In March, the NACAG Secretariat visited Kazakhstan to hold a technical meeting with the Ministry of Energy and the joint-stock company Zhasyl Damu to discuss NACAG and potential benefits for the Central Asian country resulting from joining NACAG. The discussions took place in a highly productive atmosphere and resulted in an agreement to continue cooperating…

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1st March 2019

New NACAP Webinar

THURSDAY MARCH 7, 2019 9:00 – 10:30 EST /// 15:00 – 16:30 CET You are cordially invited to join our online webinar on March 7 to learn more about the Nitric Acid Climate Auctions Program (NACAP), a program hosted by the World Bank that will provide financing to projects that abate nitrous oxide from nitric acid production…

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