IRENA in collaboration with the European Union plans to organise two workshops in the MENA region to enhance the dialogue over the challenges and policy measures needed to develop green hydrogen. The first workshop will cover the North African context and the second the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
The workshops are part of the Strategic Partnership for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement (SPIPA) that facilitates exchange on climate policy option and good practice between the EU and non-European major economies and supports the European Union´s efforts on climate diplomacy. SPIPA is undertaking a series of outreach activities to support the development of a global regulatory framework for green hydrogen and its derivatives.
The MENA workshops will continue this dialogue and serve to look at policy solutions for the key challenges in the short term.
Aims of the workshop:
o Discuss the most conducive set-up for policy makers to develop green hydrogen across the whole supply chain and facilitate trade between the EU and MENA regions (baseline: EU regulations, IPHE methodology);
o Inform participants of the status of the IPHE Methodology, discuss the next steps needed to adopt it internationally and discuss possible policy frameworks needed to implement it; and
o Deepen the CFGH activities with the private sector to enable country representatives to better understand the short-term needs of industry.