The Coalition will be the first global forum that brings representatives from ports together with decision-makers from governments as well as industry with the view to accelerate low-carbon hydrogen deployment. Ports and coastal industrial clusters are seen by experts as a cornerstone for the adoption of hydrogen fuels and technologies, a necessary backbone infrastructure for their transport and trade. The adoption of hydrogen technologies and fuels is also vital for the maritime sector and ports in their plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The Coalition will enhance policy dialogue and project-oriented collaboration related to scaling up the production and use of low-carbon hydrogen and hydrogen-based fuels in industrial coastal areas. It will build upon already existing dialogues about the potential for adopting hydrogen in ports operation, including, but not limited to, those at the International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH), the World Ports Climate Action Program (WPCAP) and the Hydrogen Council.
Participants at the first meeting will be part of setting the priorities for the Coalition’s work in the first year and identify a list of potential deliverables for the 13th Clean Energy Ministerial in 2022. See draft list with suggested deliverables in annex I.