Collaborative Framework on Green Hydrogen (CFGH)

The Collaborative Framework serves as an effective vehicle for dialogue, co-operation and coordinated action to accelerate development and deployment of green hydrogen and its derivatives for the global renewable energy transformation. The Collaborative Framework leverages the Agency’s work on green hydrogen, the wealth of knowledge and expertise that exists within IRENA’s Membership, and the benefits that may be reaped through wider global cooperation with other entities.

The scope of work for the Collaborative Framework is divided into nine areas:

  • A global knowledge database for green hydrogen
  • Cooperation with existing hydrogen initiatives and other relevant actors
  • Nexus between electrolysers and renewable power
  • Transportation and distribution of hydrogen
  • Standards and Regulatory frameworks
  • Financial support
  • End-use Sectors
  • Environmental, safety aspects and social acceptance of hydrogen development
  • Applicability and relevance of hydrogen in small markets (e.g. small countries)

In 2022, the major discussions revolved around the importance of enhancing collaboration between countries and the need to align efforts on green hydrogen standards, certification, and sustainability criteria.

In 2023, the focus will be on taking stock of global hydrogen deployment after years of strategy development and project announcements. The first CFGH in 2023 discussed the latest developments in hydrogen and its derivatives from the demand perspective. Through a collaboration with consumers (steel industry, maritime and aviation sectors), lessons learned were shared as well as factors enabling progress. The second meeting shed light on the supply side. In that context, the progress, and challenges on building production facilities for hydrogen and its derivates were discussed. The meeting particularly addressed the opportunities and challenges for developing countries striving to become potential hydrogen and derivates producers. The discussions within the meeting provided valuable input to COP28 in Dubai.

Members elected the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Germany as co-facilitators.

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