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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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6th February 2018

NACAG Support Facility Now Officially Open for Applications

The NACAG Secretariat has now published two important documents: the Grant Application Notice and the Statement of Undertaking. The Grant Application Notice is the basis for official applications by nitric acid producers for financial assistance from the NACAG Support Facility for their activities to abate nitrous oxide emissions. Starting today, plant operators can officially apply for…

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16th November 2017

World Bank announces collaboration with NACAG

At the Side Event dedicated to the NACAG at COP23 in Bonn on Nov 10 2017, the World Bank Group officially announced its collaboration with the NACAG initiative. Speaking at the event, the World Bank’s Director of Climate Change, James Close, declared that the World Bank would be supporting the goals of the NACAG through…

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6th November 2017

Side Event at COP23

At COP23 in Bonn, the NACAG Secretariat is organizing a Side Event on “The Nitric Acid Climate Action Group: Paving the Way for a Sector-wide Transformation”. The side event will take place on Friday November 10, from 3:30 – 4:00 pm at the German Pavilion in the Bonn-Zone. Speakers from the German Federal Ministry for…

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13th September 2017

Tunisia Launches Study on Post-2020 Financing Options

As part of their effort to pursue the sustainable and long-term abatement of nitrous oxide emissions from nitric acid production, the Tunisian government has commissioned a study to explore options to finance abatement after 2020. NACAG is ready to finance abatement in partner countries until the end of 2020. However, countries which want to access…

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14th August 2017

Global outreach: Barbara Hendricks is supporting NACAG

Demonstrating her strong support for the initiative, Minister of Environment Barbara Hendricks has written letters to the Ministers of Environment of 32 nitric acid producing countries in order to inform them about the NACAG. Underlining the importance of efforts to curb nitrous oxide emissions, Mrs. Hendricks invited the countries to join the NACAG and thereby…

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30th May 2017

NACAG Side Event at the Innovate4Climate Conference

From 22-25 May 2017 the Innovate4Climate Finance and Markets Week took place in Barcelona, Spain. Organized by The World Bank and Fira Barcelona, this conference and exhibition brought together more than 1500 participants from 82 countries, representing governments, multilateral organizations, business, banking and finance, in order to discuss the next generation of climate finance and…

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9th September 2016

German chemical industry association joins the NACAG

The German chemical industry association Verband der Chemischen Industrie (VCI) has joined the Nitric Acid Climate Action Group (NACAG). With more than 1650 member companies, the VCI represents the interests of German chemical and pharmaceutical companies vis-à-vis important target groups. This week, the VCI has joined the German Government’s global initiative for abatement of nitrous…

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11th March 2016

Commissioning of NACAG’s Secretariat

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH has been commissioned to implement the NACAG’s Secretariat. Based in Berlin, the Secretariat will assume tasks related to advisory services, stakeholder and knowledge management. It is now the primary point of contact for governments, institutions and companies willing to support NACAG’s objective.