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UN backs hydrogen to meet net-zero targets

UN backs hydrogen to meet net-zero targets

Hydrogen is at the heart of new guiding principles published today (Oct 21) by the United Nations High-Level Champions for Climate Action, Gonzalo Muñoz and Nigel Topping and the UN Marrakech Partnership.

Unveiled after months of collaboration, Guiding Principles for Climate-Aligned Hydrogen Deployment will now help to streamline the global production of green hydrogen to help every actor, in every decade, to decarbonise every sector by 2050.

Seven principles are laid out in the document to help anchor policy and business strategies in fact and probability to deliver urgent energy sector transformation. The seven principles include focusing on the use of zero-carbon hydrogen, redoubling efforts in pursuit of renewable hydrogen and unlocking needed cost reductions throughout the sector.

Nigel Topping, UN High Level Champion for Global Climate Action, “It’s high time for a principled approach to the energy transition. Efficiency, reliability, equity, and speed in the deployment of clean energy to meet the climate challenge are imperative.

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