COP27 opened on Sunday (November 6) in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, with calls to ensure the full implementation of the Paris Agreement.
In an opening address, the UN Climate Change Executive Secretary asked governments to focus on the transformational shift to implement the Paris Agreement and putting negotiations into concrete actions.
The Paris Agreement’s central goal is to limit the global temperature rise to 1.5oC by the end of the century, which the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has said will require 45% of emissions to be cut by 2030, compared to 2010 levels.
Hydrogen has been highlighted as a key route to decarbonisation, with the Hydrogen Council in its Hydrogen for Net Zero report estimating that 660 million tonnes of renewable and low-carbon hydrogen will be needed by 2050 to achieve Net Zero, equivalent to 22% of global final energy demand.
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