The report outlines that more must be done immediately in order to prevent irreversible change in association to climate change and, without immediate and deep emissions reductions across all sectors, limiting global warming to 1.5°C is beyond reach.

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In order to ensure that this target can be fulfilled, alternative fuels need urgent investment and scaling to combat the rising global warming margins with hydrogen featured throughout the report.

Political frameworks are also needed to ensure alternative fuels and hydrogen can be rightly scaled and be embedded quicker into the energy vector.

Referencing industry, the report states that, “This sector accounts for about a quarter of global emissions. Achieving net zero will be challenging and will require new production processes, low and zero emissions electricity, hydrogen, and, where necessary, carbon capture and storage.”

Hydrogen features throughout the report however it emphasises the role it could have in decarbonising the energy grid and also industry mainly due to it being the perfect complement for both.

Hydrogen in particular will have a decisive role in tackling climate change and more investment is needed to spur adoption and innovation within this field.

North American Hydrogen Summit

H2 View is taking its events platform to America’s original clean hydrogen hub of California. Together with the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP), we will stage our North American Hydrogen Summit in San Francisco on July 14-15.

As our summit theme Building Bridges: Hydrogen hubs and investment suggests, the event will explore the $8bn of funding announced to create at least four regional hydrogen hubs in the US. These hubs will turbo-charge the nation’s progress toward heavy trucking and industrial sectors that run without producing carbon pollution – and they may just provide the path forward to a hydrogen-fuelled future.

With California and Texas vying to be America’s hydrogen capital today, where are the hubs of tomorrow? Further still, what can other states, and countries, learn from California’s success story? And how can we build bridges to a successful flow of international investment?

Our early bird offer tickets are $1,000, for a limited time only. If you are a member of the CaFCP, be sure to grab your ticket at a discounted rate with a code that can be provided to you by the events team.

Full information about this event including attendance and sponsorship packages can be found here.