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11th November 2020

Interview with State Secretary Jochen Flasbarth (BMU) on NACAG

In an interview with the magazine Carbon Mechanisms Review (CMR), State Secretary Jochen Flasbarth of Germany’s Environmental Ministry (BMU) presents the work of the Nitric Acid Climate Action Group. Mr. Flasbarth emphasises NACAG’s important role in the fight against climate change and specifically highlights the importance of transforming the nitric acid sector globally to reach…

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10th July 2020

Colombia signs NACAG Declaration

Colombia´s Minister of Foreign Relations, Claudia Blum, signed the NACAG Declaration on June 10th, 2020, making Colombia the 4th Latin American country to join the NACAG. Through this signature, Colombia officially declares its support for NACAG´s goal of globally reducing nitrous oxide emissions from the nitric acid production process. In the next months, the NACAG…

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29th June 2020

NACAG successfully on track in spite of Covid-19

Despite the global pandemic of Covid-19, NACAG successfully continues its endeavours to facilitate the phasing out of N2O emissions in the nitric acid sector. The NACAG Secretariat continues to work with governments and nitric acid producers to support the installation of N2O abatement technology and the adoption of policies or other measures which ensure long-term…

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23rd April 2020

The NACAG Secretariat is very excited to announce that Georgia has officially committed to a climate friendlier nitric acid production

In March, the Minister of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia has officially signed the Statement of Undertaking of NACAG. With this document, Georgia becomes the fourth country committing to implement appropriate political measures to permanently ensure mitigation of industry related N2O emissions resulting from the production of nitric acid by the year 2024. Georgia’s…

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28th February 2020

NACAG Presented at Nitrogen & Syngas Conference

In February, the NACAG initiative was presented at the 34th Nitrogen and Syngas Conference in the Hague. Around 750 technical experts working in the nitrogen and syngas value chain from more than 50 countries visited the technical conference. This year’s event programme had a strong focus on climate and environmental topics. At the opening session…

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19th December 2019

NACAG Secretariat visits Uzbekistan

In December 2019, the NACAG Secretariat, with support of the public joint stock company Uzkimyosanoat and the state agency Uzhydromet, held a workshop in Tashkent to present the initiative to a variety of stakeholders from the public and private sector. The about thirty participants of the workshop representing seven different organisations jointly welcomed the offer…

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18th December 2019

The NACAG Secretariat welcomes Cuba as new NACAG Member Country

The Deputy Minister of the Cuban Ministry for Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA), Mr. José Fidel Santana Núnez, signed the NACAG Declaration on 3 December 2019. With this signature, Cuba becomes the 3rdLatin American country joining NACAG. Thereby, Cuba declares its support of NACAG’s main goal of substantially reducing nitrous oxide emissions from the production…

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18th December 2019

Thailand signs NACAG Declaration

Thailand has become the newest member country of the Nitric Acid Climate Action Group. On 11 December 2019, at COP25 in Madrid, the Thai Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment signed the Declaration of NACAG. At the event with the German Minister of the Environment, Svenja Schulze, Mr. Varawut Silpa-archa thereby declared Thailand’s support…

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13th December 2019

Side Event on Nitrous Oxide Abatement at COP25

At COP25, a side event on tools for innovative finance for nitrous oxide abatement was held at the IETA Pavilion. At the event, representatives of the Ministry of Climate Change of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan (MoCC), the World Bank, the German Environment Ministry (BMU) and GIZ discussed climate auctions as a tool to facilitate…

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4th December 2019

NACAG changes eligibility criteria for Grant Programme

With a view to transforming global nitric acid production, NACAG is assisting nitric acid companies by means of a grant programme. The Secretariat is happy to announce that the eligibility of nitric acid plants for participation in the grant programme has been extended with immediate effect. The change concerns nitric acid plants which had previously…

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2nd December 2019

NACAG Side Event at COP25

The NACAG Secretariat is pleased to announce that a side event on the initiative will take place at the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP25 in Madrid. The event titled “Innovative Finance for Nitrous Oxide Abatement” is taking place on Friday, December 6 from 12:00 to 13:30 at the IETA Pavilion. It will highlight the…

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