H₂ Gov/Env

National strategies & environment impacts of the hydrogen industry.

Global warming

2015 was a historic year in which 196 parties came together under the Paris Agreement to request each country to outline and communicate their post-2020 climate actions, known as their NDCs (Nationally Determined Contributions) so to reach global peaking of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as soon as possible.

The target is to limit the global temperature increase in this century to 1,5 to 2 degrees C above pre-industrial level.

Countries are asked to ensure that financial flows support the development of low-carbon and climate-resilient economies.

Since greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide (CO₂), methane, nitrogen oxide are mainly caused by the burning of fossil fuels, hydrogen could become a major asset in the fight against climate change, with a potential of cutting CO₂ emissions by 20% between now and 2050, according to a McKinsey study.

Hence, national hydrogen strategies have been adopted by several countries as part of their NDCs.

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