The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) support the global energy transition through green hydrogen

Today, Francesco La Camera, Director General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and Gerd Müller, Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) signed a joint declaration on the promotion sustainable energy thanks to the fundamental role of green hydrogen energy.

In their statement to the UN Climate Change Conference COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, the leaders of the two organizations say they will jointly advance the transition to sustainable energy through green hydrogen in pursuit of access energy, energy security and economic development.

Furthermore, IRENA and UNIDO intend to leverage international cooperation as an enabling platform to facilitate clean investments, policies and technologies to accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrial development aligned. on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Francesco La Camera, Director General of IRENA, said: “The world is still not on track to achieve universal access to sustainable and affordable energy by 2030. Worldwide, 733 million people still do not have access to electricity. This is unacceptable. By partnering with UNIDO, we seek change and facilitate greater international collaboration to amplify ambition and accelerate progress. Advancing the transition to renewable energy and green hydrogen is a strategic choice to bring affordable energy, jobs, economic growth and a cleaner environment to people and communities on the ground.

“Energy is the basis of everything development. This is the decisive driver,” said UNIDO Director General Gerd Müller.Green hydrogen is a huge opportunity, especially for developing countries. With their vast renewable energy potential, many can be green hydrogen producers. This is the a chance for low-carbon industrialization and jobs for millions. The efforts of UNIDO and IRENA are complementary. We support an energy transition and must ensure that it is a just transition. Developing countries need input from our two organizations to make this happen.

Concretely, the two parties agreed to facilitate the exchange of information between the main stakeholders and to develop efficient mechanisms for the production of green hydrogen and its industrial adoption within the framework of the UNIDO global program for the Green Hydrogen in Industry, the IRENA Action Coalition and the Global Industry Alliance. Decarburization.

They will also develop joint knowledge products to inform policy makers to foster the business case for green hydrogen. Cooperation on green hydrogen stakeholder and outreach activities aims to support countries’ pathways to net zero and accelerate economic transformation.

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