G7: UK – We need to see ‘firm action’ from the G7 on hydrogen

In May, the Group of Seven (G7) agreed to step up efforts to advance commercial scale hydrogen from low carbon and renewable sources across its economies, including support for fuel cell deployment globally. Following this news, and in the run up to the G7 Leaders’ Summit, which starts today (Friday June 11) in Cornwall, UK, H2 View is bringing you a series of thought leadership articles written by the hydrogen associations in the G7 countries. Next up is the UK.

Today (June 11), the eyes of the world’s media will be on Carbis Bay, Cornwall in the UK as Prime Minister Boris Johnson welcomes the leaders of the G7 nations, the EU and guest countries at the G7 Summit. For three days, world leaders will meet to discuss how to spearhead the global recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic and deal with geopolitical threats.

With the COP26 climate summit taking place in less than six months, climate change will be a key part of the G7’s agenda. The Prime Minister has spoken about how he wants to unite fellow G7 nations to create a “greener, more prosperous future”. The UK Government is keen to ensure that COP26 results in meaningful global agreements on reducing global emissions and so, over the coming days, it will be looking to gain support from fellow G7 nations for its ambitious climate targets.

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