Climate Action Programme for the Chemical Industry - CAPCI
The chemical industry sector is a major player in terms of industrial production and products for our daily life, but also for tackling climate change. The chemical and petrochemical industries account for around 10% of the world´s final energy demand and 8% of the GHG emissions. In 2005 the total GHG emissions of the chemical industry amounted to 2,092 million T CO2eq and might more than double to 4,507 million T CO2eq by 2030. The CAPCI project aims to enable key actors in selected developing countries and emerging economies to identify and tap mitigation potentials in chemical production and associated value chains. To this end, the project will strengthen the capacities of key actors for effective climate protection in the chemical industry. For this purpose, the project aims to bring together stakeholders from the public and the private sector as well as from civil society and academia. The key partners include authorities such as the ministries of environment, that are generally responsible for climate and chemicals policies, as well as associations of the chemical industry in the partner countries. On international level, the UN Climate Secretariat with its Capacity Development Network (PCCB-Network) and the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) are key partners of CAPCI. Regarding the technological options for GHG mitigation, CAPCI has a broad focus that includes energy supply and use, resource efficiency, life-cycle approaches, circular economy and options related with products as well as production. Information, capacity-building and targeted advice provided by the project are oriented at realistic and efficient pathways and solutions.
Learn more about the project's background, objectives, approach, and outlook here.
There is a webinar series is organized by the project “Climate Action Programme for the Chemical Industry” (CAPCI) that is carried out by the GIZ and funded by the Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMU) in the framework of its International Climate Initiative (IKI).
Content of the Webinar Series
Session 1 : Overview The nexus chemistry and climate change: Role and importance of the chemical industry for tackling climate change 01 September 2021 (12:30 14:00 Berlin Time)
Session 2: Innovation in and from the chemical sector as a key driver for low carbon solutions 06 October 2021 (12:30 14:00 Berlin Time)
Session 3: Climate policies Potential contributions of the chemical industry for ambitious climate policies and mitigation objectives 03 November 2021 (12:30 14:00 Berlin Time) tbc
Session 4: Practical solutions for tackling climate change: Learning experiences and good practices from the chemical industry 01 December 2021 (12:30 14:00 Berlin Time) tbc
The First National Dialogue Forum on Chemistry and Climate Change in Ghana has started. Addressing the Role of the Chemical Industry for Tackling Climate Protection: Challenges and Opportunities
October 21st, 2021. 14:00h (GMT): The national dialogue forum on chemistry and climate change in Ghana started. Moderated by Tangmar Marmon (GIZ Ghana), the event took place virtually with speakers from Ghana and Germany (the list of speakers can be found below). It was a first step to raise awareness among the chemical industry and other stakeholders on the importance and potentials of the chemical industry sector for climate protection in Ghana. Furthermore, it was an initiative to spread information on good practices within the industry and the general concept of a climate-friendly chemical industry. The topic is being further pursued in collaboration with relevant stakeholders in Ghana with follow-up communication and other upcoming events.
The forum was co-organized by the project “Climate Action Programme for the Chemical Industry” (CAPCI), the GIZ-Ghana in cooperation with the Association of Ghana Industries – Chemical Chapter. CAPCI is implemented by the GIZ and funded by the Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMU) in the framework of its International Climate Initiative (IKI). It aims to strengthen the capacities of key actors for effective climate protection in the chemical industry, thereby enabling them to tap GHG mitigation potentials in chemical production and use as well as in associated value chains. CAPCI is closely linked with the International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3) and cooperates closely with the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) and the capacity building network of the United Nations Climate Secretariat.
For further information on the CAPCI project, please visit https://www.isc3.org/en/activities/capci.html
For further questions and exchange on the topic, please contact CAPCI©giz.de
▪ To raise awareness on the global trend towards climate protection and introduce the concept of climate-friendly chemical industry
▪ To explore good practices being implemented regarding climate-friendly chemical industry
▪ To inform stakeholders in Ghana on Climate Action Programme for the Chemical Industry (CAPCI) and the upcoming activities beyond 2021
▪ Key stakeholders acknowledge the impact and potentials of the chemical industry with regards to the environment and climate change and explore good practices being implemented in other countries as well as in Ghana
▪ Key stakeholders understand CAPCI, its current and potential activities as well as entailed benefits to Ghana’s chemical industry
List of Speakers:
▪ Mr. Martin Kaspar (Chemical Industry Association in Germany – VCI): Presentation of Chemistry4Climate (C4C)
▪ Dr. Detlef Schreiber (Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit - GIZ): Presentation of the Climate Action Programme for the Chemical Industry (CAPCI)
▪ Ms. Baerbel Freyer (Energy Service Centre, Association of Ghana Industries - AGI): Presentation of the AGI Energy Service Centre
With Support and Moderation by:
▪ Emmanuel Kojo Gyimah (Association of Ghana Industries - AGI)
▪ Tangmar Marmon (Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit - GIZ Ghana)