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 and Nuclear Safety (BMU) 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.

The Republic of Tunisia, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina have signed the Declaration of the NACAG. They thereby express their support for the goals of the alliance. The Republic of Tunisia has also signed the Statement of Undertaking, committing itself to permanently reduce nitrous oxide emissions from nitric acid production.

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24th May 2018

NACAG Workshop at the Innovate4Climate Conference on May 22, 2018 “Transferring the NACAG Approach to Support Climate Action”

At this year’s Innovate4Climate Conference, the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) organized a workshop called “Global Cooperation for Transformative Change and Ambition Raising”.  In the workshop, panelists discussed the NACAG approach and its transferability to other sectors. In his speech, Dr. Karsten Sach (Head of Division for International…

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7th March 2018

Tunisia first country to sign Statement of Undertaking

The Tunisian Minister for the Environment, Mr. Riadh Mouakher, signed the official Statement of Undertaking of the Nitric Acid Climate Action Group at a NACAG Workshop held in Tunis on 28 February 2018. By signing this document, Tunisia is committing itself to phase out nitrous oxide emissions from nitric acid production and permanently ensure the…

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