IRENA, IPHE to advance global green H2 initiatives

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy (IPHE) have signed an MOU to collaborate on issues of mutual interest that will advance green hydrogen production, transmission, storage and use globally and make a significant contribution to global net zero goals.

The MOU puts in place a mechanism for the two organizations to exchange knowledge and insights on policy and regulations, quantification frameworks, technical and safety standards, trade and supply chain developments, and outreach and engagement with a broad range of stakeholders.

The two parties are united by a common objective to support sustainability goals and climate objectives, such as the implementation of the Paris Agreement, and contributing to the achievement of sustainable energy access under SDG 7 by 2030.

 "It is very important that the international initiatives working on hydrogen collaborate effectively to build on and lever each others efforts to accelerate the pace of development and deployment of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies to meet our environmental, energy, economic, and social goals," said Noé van Hulst, IPHE Chair. "IRENA’s unique role in engaging developing countries is a key feature and critical in the global scale-up of trade in hydrogen."