Climate Action Programme for the Chemical Industry – CAPCI

Strengthening the contribution of the chemical industry to climate protection


The chemical and petrochemical industry accounts for up to 10 % of the world’s final energy demand and a high share of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Greenhouse gas emissions from the chemical industry amounted to around two billion tons of CO2eq. in 2005 and could more than double by 2030. In addition to the energy-intensive production and process-related emissions, the entire life cycle involves further greenhouse gas emissions.Chemistry plays a role in all areas of modern life. More than 90 per cent of the industry rely on materials and products from the chemical industry. At the same time, it is a source of climate-friendly solutions and, for example, produces the necessary materials for sustainable energy and mobility systems. In developing countries and emerging economies, however, there is a lack of human and institutional capacities to tap the significant potentials of the chemical industry.

Commissioned by:

German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMUV) – International Climate Initiative (IKI)


Global programme with support activities for selected developing countries and emerging economies (Ghana, Argentina, Peru, Thailand, Viet Nam)

Implemented by:

CAPCI is a programm executed by GIZ in close cooperation with ISC3

Overall term:

2021 to 2024


Paola Bustillos

Refinery industry engineer wearing PPE Working at refinery construction site


The capacities of key players for effective climate protection in the chemical industry are strengthened in selected developing countries and emerging economies.


CAPCI focuses on developing capacities and disseminating knowledge. In this way, the project strives to enable key stakeholders in developing countries and emerging economies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from chemicals production, while enhancing climate-friendly solutions. The project develops individual measures in close cooperation with its partners and gears them to the partners’ needs in order to permanently mainstream action-oriented knowledge and skills. CAPCI provides information and successful best practice examples, working in close cooperation with the International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3).

At international level, the UN Climate Change Secretariat with its Paris Committee on Capacity-building (PCCB Network) and the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) are important partners of the project.

GIZ-Homepage: Strengthening the contribution of the chemical industry to climate protection (

Factsheet Capacity Development -Sustainable Chemistry forClimate Protection

Capacity Development as a Key to Effective ClimateAction in the Chemical Sector

With their capacity development programmes, CAPCI and ISC3 want to enable people and partners to take positive action in the field of climate protection and Sustainable Chemistry.

The chemical sector is a major player when it comes to tackling climate change and achieving the objectives of the Paris Agreement. While the chemical and petrochemical industries account for up to 10% of the world’s final energy demand, it is also an important source of low-carbon solutions and materials needed for the energy transition.

Check out our new factsheet on “Sustainable Chemistry for Climate Protection” to learn more on how we increase awareness and knowledge about the climate impacts of the use of chemicals across the globe!

e-REMC - Chemical Management Training

Training on Atingi

The e-REMC self-learning program consists of eleven topic-specific self-learning modules, of which eight are further subdivided into submodules called learning units.

The topics and structure of the modules are aligned with the content and outline of the REMC company handbook. The self-learning materials also include several additional CM related topics which have not been part of the REMC toolkit.

Each self-learning module consists of two components, including a presentation with voiceover audio/text plus links to further reading materials, quizzes to self-test the learning comprehension. All presentations contain voiceover explanations with available accompanying text. Learners can proceed with the presentations at their own speed, controlling the movement and changes of individual slides. This allows learners sufficient time to reflect on and digest the contents. The quizzes help to reflect on learning progress as well as recall the key takeaway messages from each module. 

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