Will hydrogen take centre stage at COP26?

An urgency to decrease worldwide greenhouse gas emissions and promote a healthier, more sustainable way of living are principles that the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP) hold dearly. Regarded as one of the most significant events around the world in modern day politics, the 26th annual summit, COP26, will hold unprecedented significance on the future with the awakening and consciousness of sustainable practices in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Taking place at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow, Scotland, the UK will host the event in partnership with Italy, starting on October 31 to November 12, and will bring together leaders from all around the globe to discuss different aspects of society. One particular focus for this year could well be hydrogen.

Because of hydrogen’s unique properties and characteristics regarding zero-emissions, the clean energy carrier integrates perfectly into one of COP26’s key goals; to secure global net zero by the mid-century and keep the 1.5 degrees target within reach.

With the UK hosting this year’s summit, it has a unique opportunity to showcase to the world the efforts it has made in promoting renewable energy, its technological innovation in this field, as well as an international platform to develop partnerships to collectively support carbon reduction goals.

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