The global Covid recovery puzzle, and hydrogen’s place within it

2020 will be forever remembered as the year of Covid – a period of challenge and hardship but also of profound mindset change. The global pandemic has impacted nearly everyone on the planet and forced more of us to reflect on what we want our future societies to look like as it becomes increasingly clear that ‘business as usual’ is not an option.

As countries invest trillions into economic recovery, money must be spent on the world we want, not the world we have. And so, 2020 might also go down in history as the long-awaited breakthrough moment for hydrogen.

Faced with difficult questions on how to re-build, governments around the world are opening their eyes to hydrogen’s potential to enable a shift to a cleaner, more resilient system. They see that if we are to limit global warming to 1.5ºC and prevent the most serious potential impacts of climate change, it will take long-term thinking and massive investments in game-changing, systemic solutions such as hydrogen.

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