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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29th October 2018

NACAG strikes a chord at the 11th India Climate Policy and Business Conclave 2018

The NACAG was met with great interest at the India Climate Policy and Business Conclave that was held in New Delhi from 8th – 9th October 2018. Organized by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) and the Indian Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change in partnership with the  BMU, the…

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22nd October 2018

NACAG Secretariat on visit to Indonesia

This month, the NACAG Secretariat visited Indonesia in order to discuss benefits as well as terms and conditions concerning NACAG membership with the Indonesian Government. On October 17, 2018, The Indonesian Planning Ministry Bappenas convened a NACAG Workshop in Jakarta. Besides representatives from Bappenas and the NACAG Secretariat, delegates from the Ministry of Industry and…

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