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11th January 2021

Uzbekistan commits to a climate friendly transformation of its nitric acid sector

With the signature of the Statement of Undertaking by H.E. Djamshid Kuchkarov, Minister of Economic Development and Poverty Reduction, Uzbekistan is the latest country to formally join NACAG, thereby committing to long-term and ambitious climate action in the country’s nitric acid industry.

This development marks an important step in NACAG’s journey towards a climate-friendly transformation of the global nitric acid sector. The sector’s greenhouse gas mitigation potential in Uzbekistan is estimated to be around two million tons of CO2-equivalent annually. With the SoU signature, Uzbekistan’s nitric acid producers have become eligible to receive financial support from NACAG for the purchase and installation of nitrous oxide abatement technology.

Uzbekistan is, next to Tunisia, Georgia, Zimbabwe and Mexico, the fifth country to have signed NACAG’s Statement of Undertaking.

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