To support the green hydrogen economy, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the World Economic Forum have launched a series of enabling measures roadmaps for green hydrogen at COP26.

The roadmaps show the top ten measures and critical timelines for their implementation in areas such as cost reduction, demand growth, international standards, infrastructure, and technology development.

It is hoped that this will provide a new toolbox to support policymakers in prioritising certain policies for green hydrogen accelerating its deployment. Informs

Accelerating the adoption of green hydrogen is essential to tackle global warming and maintain the intended target of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees.

In providing roadmaps that showcase enabling measures to boost the green hydrogen economy globally, it could provide a stepping stone to increase integration into the current energy system.

Francesco La Camera, Director-General of IRENA, said, “Green hydrogen needs to be transitioned from its current niche role to a global energy carrier with widespread usage across sectors and this will require an integrated policy approach.

“Our Enabling Measures Roadmaps will help countries lead the way for a global hydrogen market and meet global net zero objectives.”

Roberto Bocca, Head of Shaping the Future of Energy & Materials Platform at the World Economic Forum, said, “These roadmaps articulate a clear pathway for making hydrogen a significant part of the future energy mix. Private sector and policymakers working hand in hand can now forge a credible path toward a green hydrogen economy.”