The Agreement, which was signed by IRENA Director-General Francesco La Camera and the Hydrogen Council’s Executive Director Daryl Wilson, marks a new milestone in the two organizations’ history of collaboration by combining IRENA’s renewable energy expertise with the Hydrogen Council’s diverse network of 120+ member companies across the entire hydrogen value chain.
The two organizations will share information, best practices, and data, particularly on cost and volumes for electrolysers, legislative frameworks, market design, certification systems, and technical and safety standards, with an emphasis on accelerating hydrogen globally. To fulfill the goals of IRENA’s Collaborative Framework on Green Hydrogen, the Partnership Agreement will draw on the complementary strengths and communities of IRENA and the Hydrogen Council.
The multiple frameworks developed by IRENA serve as multi-stakeholder platforms for collaboration and coordinated action, bringing together public, corporate, intergovernmental, and non-governmental players to assist and accelerate the global energy revolution in sectors such as green hydrogen.
Francesco La Camera, IRENA’s Director-General said: “IRENA’s World Energy Transitions Outlook makes it clear that we have to urgently step-up action on all fronts of the energy transition to achieve our climate and sustainable development goals. Green hydrogen is a critical pillar for decarbonising energy systems. With today’s agreement we will significantly increase knowledge exchange and international co-operation and coordinated action in this space.”
Daryl Wilson, Executive Director of the Hydrogen Council, said: “We are united by a shared vision for hydrogen as the enabler for faster and greater integration of renewable capacity, as well as greater cost-efficiency and optimisation at energy system level. The Council’s Hydrogen, Scaling Up report shows the key role of clean hydrogen produced through different low-carbon pathways in delivering deep decarbonisation while providing the necessary flexibility and resilience for our energy systems. Public-private collaboration with partners such as IRENA is critical to making this profound transformation happen. We look forward to this next chapter of our partnership and accelerating the transition to net zero together.”