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17th September 2019

NACAG Secretariat visits Peru

In September 2019, the NACAG Secretariat, in cooperation with the Peruvian Ministry of Production (PRODUCE) and the Ministry of Environment (MINAM), presented the initiative to private sector representatives and discussed the associated opportunities for the national nitric acid sector. A fruitful exchange took place regarding potential mechanisms to incentivize the use of N2O abatement technology…

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12th September 2019

NACAG Secretariat visits MICCO Nitric Acid Plant in Thai Binh, Vietnam

In August 2019, a Technical Advisor from the NACAG Secretariat together with Jörg Ruger, the First Secretary on Environment from the German Embassy in Hanoi, visited the nitric acid production line of MICCO in Thai Binh, a nitric acid-ammonium nitrate producer under theVietnam National Coal Mineral Industries Group (VINACOMIN). The main goal of the visit…

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22nd August 2019

NACAG extends eligibility of projects with respect to grant programme

NACAG is providing financial support to nitric acid companies through a grant programme. With a view to enlarging the group of potential grant recipients, NACAG has extended the eligibility of nitric acid plants that have participated in the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). Now, plants can receive a grant if they have not issued any certificates…

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9th August 2019

NACAP: Eligibility of Carbon Credits Extended

The auction parameters for the Nitric Acid Climate Auctions Program (NACAP) have been updated in order to provide even more incentives for nitric acid plant operators and project developers to take part in the program. The eligibility for emission reductions has been extended substantially, so that all Carbon Credits generated between January 1st 2018 and…

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3rd July 2019

NACAG presented at DNA Forum 2019 in Bonn

At the twentieth meeting of the global CDM Designated National Authorities (DNA) Forum in June, the NACAG Secretariat gave a presentation on the initiative’s offer and current status. The NACAG input was given during a session on instruments for enhanced ambition of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. The session discussed how developed…

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6th June 2019

Feasibility Study in Kazakhstan

In May, the NACAG Secretariat visited Kazakhstan to conduct a technical feasibility study at Kazakhstan’s only nitric acid production facility in Aktau. In addition, a technical meeting with representatives of the Ministry of Energy, KazAzot, Zhasyl Damu and the Secretariat took place in Nur-Sultan. The participants reviewed the preliminary results of the technical analysis, discussed…

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16th April 2019

NACAG Welcomes Zimbabwe as New Partner Country

In March 2019, the Government of Zimbabwe has formally joined the Nitric Acid Climate Action Group by signing the initiative’s Declaration and Statement of Undertaking on ministerial level. This step follows a workshop held in December 2018 in Harare and a visit by the NACAG Secretariat at Zimbabwe’s nitric acid production plant operated by Sable…

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11th April 2019

The NACAG Secretariat executed a workshop in Mexico with representatives of the nitric acid sector

In cooperation with the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) and the National Association of Chemical Industries (ANIQ), the NACAG Secretariat in Mexico executed a workshop with representatives of the nitric acid sector. The event sought to commence a public-private dialogue on policy mechanisms for the regulation of nitrous oxide emissions. All participants expressed…

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28th March 2019

NACAG aligns its time horizon with NDC cycle

The Nitric Acid Climate Action Group (NACAG) is extending its timeline in order to be in line with the succession of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). The goal of NACAG is for countries to include the nitric acid industry in their NDCs and adopt suitable policies to ensure the permanent abatement of N2O emissions. In the…

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26th March 2019

NACAG Secretariat Holds Discussions in Turkmenistan

In bilateral discussions with the state concern Turkmenhimiya and the Ministry for Agriculture and Environmental Protection in March 2019, the NACAG Secretariat presented the NACAG and explained what it has to offer for Turkmenistan. The discussions were held in a friendly and fruitful atmosphere and both sides expressed interest in further cooperation. The meeting participants…

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22nd March 2019

NACAG Secretariat meets with Partners in Kazakhstan

In March, the NACAG Secretariat visited Kazakhstan to hold a technical meeting with the Ministry of Energy and the joint-stock company Zhasyl Damu to discuss NACAG and potential benefits for the Central Asian country resulting from joining NACAG. The discussions took place in a highly productive atmosphere and resulted in an agreement to continue cooperating…

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