IEA at COP26: The role of hydrogen in the transition to net zero
Hydrogen will need to play an important role in the transition to a net-zero energy system, as shown in IEA’s Net-Zero Emissions by 2050 Roadmap. Hydrogen demand should grow six-fold by 2050 and its use should expand to new sectors, including long distance transport, shipping, aviation, new uses in heavy industry or power generation.
Interest in hydrogen has been growing in the last few years but, differently to other false starts in the past, momentum this time is turning into real-world action. Progress on the ground is reaching a pace that we have not seen before. With the objective of tracking progress in the adoption of hydrogen technologies, the IEA has recently released its new Global Hydrogen Review. This report, an output of the Clean Energy Ministerial Hydrogen Initiative is intended to inform energy sector stakeholders on the current status and future prospects of hydrogen and serve as an input to the discussions at the Hydrogen Energy Ministerial.
The event will bring together representatives of several governments currently leading the developments around hydrogen adoption, the IEA, the Hydrogen Council and the International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy to discuss the role of hydrogen on the path towards net-zero emissions. The event will include a presentation to introduce the key findings of the IEA Global Hydrogen Review. The event will provide an opportunity to exchange diverse perspectives and explore the best options to promote hydrogen technologies to deliver net-zero emissions and clean energy transition.