Advancing the Net-Zero Agenda through Regional Cooperation in Green Hydrogen in Asia

23 August 2023, 15:00 – 18:00 JST, 11:30 - 14:30 IST

Against the backdrop of the pressing global imperatives of decarbonisation and achieving net-zero emissions, green hydrogen has emerged as a pivotal player in the quest for clean energy solutions. This webinar explored the multifaceted landscape of green hydrogen, focusing on its significance in the context of the global energy transition. The discussion then delved into the dynamics of hydrogen in Asia, analysing regional progress, collaborations among countries, and advancements to harness hydrogen's potential as a clean energy carrier. Japan, having risen as a leader in hydrogen technologies, proposes to establish a hydrogen society in Asia, fostering collaborative production, technology sharing, and adoption. The webinar also delved into the techno-economic feasibility of green hydrogen, addressing key challenges such as production costs, technology limitations, and infrastructure requirements. By elucidating these critical aspects, the webinar aimed to foster a deeper understanding of green hydrogen's role in shaping a sustainable future for the global energy landscape.

Event Details

23 August 2023, 15:00 – 18:00 JST, 11:30 - 14:30 IST



Presentation Materials

15:00-15:05 Opening Remarks Tsuyoshi Kawakami, Managing Director, IGES  
15:05-15:25 Keynote Address Uwe Remme, Head of the Hydrogen and Alternative Fuels Unit, International Energy Agency PDF (189KB)
15:25-16:15 Green Hydrogen and Net-zero: Panel Discussion
This session will focus on the potential of green hydrogen in realising the net-zero transitions.
Moderator: Eric Zusman, Research Director, Integrated Sustainability Centre, IGES  
  Stephen Peters, Asian Development Bank  
Joanna Kay, Zero Carbon Hydrogen  
Nandakumar Janardhanan, Deputy Director & South Asia Regional Coordinator, Climate and Energy Area, IGES  
16:15-17:10 Hydrogen in Asia: Regional Dynamics
The session focuses on how various Asian countries are approaching hydrogen-related initiatives, policies, and collaborations, ultimately shaping the regional energy landscape.
Moderator: Kentaro TAMURA, Programme Director, Climate and Energy Area, IGES  
  Hydrogen Development in Central Asia
Dina Azhgaliyeva, Asian Development Bank Institute
PDF (486KB)
Hydrogen Development in Japan
Ohira Eiji, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization
PDF (2.9MB)
Hydrogen Development in India
Jyothilal KR, Government of Kerala
PDF (2.9MB)
Hydrogen Development in Indonesia
Nadhilah Shani, ASEAN Centre for Energy
PDF (883KB)
Hydrogen Development in China
Meng Yuan, Aalborg University
PDF (837KB)
17:10-17:55 Techno-economic Feasibility of green hydrogen
This session reviews the viability of producing green hydrogen, considering both technological and economic factors
Moderator: Badri Narayanan, NITI Aayog, Government of India  
  Green Hydrogen Strategies
Mustafa Moinuddin, Deputy Director, Integrated Sustainability Centre, IGES
PDF (1.7MB)
Review of India's Green Hydrogen Mission
Deepak Krishnan, World Resources Institute
PDF (982KB)
Sustainable and fair production of, and trade in green hydrogen
Jörg Haas, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung
PDF (1.7MB)
Hydrogen Development: Technical assessment
Kawnish Kirtania, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
PDF (1.3MB)
17:55-18:00 Concluding Remarks Kazuhiko TAKEUCHI, President, IGES  

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