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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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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21st February 2018

NACAG Workshop in Mexico City successfully brings together government and private sector stakeholders

In cooperation with the Mexican Ministry for Environment (SEMARNAT) and the Mexican Chemical Industry Association (ANIQ), the NACAG Secretariat organized a technical workshop in Mexico City on 12 February 2018. The workshop’s intention was to inform about NACAG, including the different financing programs implemented by GIZ and the World Bank, respectively, and to initiate a…

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