Reducing nitrous oxide emissions in Thailand (NACAG)

Nitric Acid Climate Action Group (NACAG)

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  • Commissioning Party

    German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK)

  • Country
  • Lead executing agency


  • Overall term

    2021 to 2025

  • Products and expertise

    Climate, environment, management of natural resources


NACAG was initiated by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV) and launched at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP) 21 in Paris. The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is supporting the German Government in implementing as NACAG secretariat. Its objective is to accelerate transformation of the nitric-acid and relevant industries to a low-carbon technology by 2024.

To support this process, the Nitric Acid Climate Action Group (NACAG) – Thailand component has been set up with the goal of achieving a long-term reduction of nitrous oxide emissions from nitric acid and caprolactam production in Thailand.


Thailand is working to reduce emissions from nitrous oxide and is moving the associated industries towards a change to low-carbon technology.


The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) is implementing the NACAG Project in close collaboration with Thailand’s main political partner, the Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning (ONEP), as well as with Thai private sector actors in the nitric acid and caprolactam industries. The NACAG project’s key approaches are:

Policy advice: providing strategic advice to the Government of Thailand and policy recommendations to ensure the country’s continuation to implement abatement technology in the nitric acid and caprolactam industry afterward.

Technical support: giving technical guidance and consultancy services to plant operators in the private sector on abatement technologies and monitoring system towards low carbon technologies.

Financial support: providing a full grant to the Thai private sector to purchase and install nitrous oxide abatement technology.

Last update: May 2023

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