In the face of the most severe Economic Crisis since World War II, brought about by the Corona pandemic, we forget that the ongoing Climate Crisis is an even greater threat to humanity. Global warming with its growing and lasting impact needs to be urgently addressed and reversed. The Paris Agreement, the EU Green Deal, Germany's exit from coal and Japan's Carbon Neutral initiative are all important steps but only the beginning of a lng struggle of decarbonisation.
Hydrogen and its use are deemed to have great potential in that change process. With its National Hydrogen Strategy, Germany has set clear aims to use and foster hydrogen. In November 2020, North Rhine-Westphalia presented its Hydrogen Roadmap as the first German state. This aims for a strong hydrogen infrastructure (production, pipelines, supply chain) and an increase of hydrogen applications in energy, industry, mobility and beyond.
NRW.Global Business Japan, the Japan office of the Trade and Investment Promotion Agency of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia, organises the "NRW.Global Business Japan Fireplace WebTalk" with experts from Asahi Kasei Corporation, Chiyoda Corporation, Murata Machinery, Ltd. as well the EnergyAgency.NRW and the Wuppertal Institute. The experts will share insights into their Hydrogen projects, policy issues, technical and economic challenges as well as opportunities for cooperation on 26 February 2021. Dr. Stefan Thomas, Director of the Energy, Transport and Climate Policy Division at the Wuppertal Institute, will hold the lecture "The GJETC and Opportunities for German-Japanese Collaboration on Clean Hydrogen".
The event participation is free of charge and the registration is possible in the link below until 23 February.