Goal 7

Hydrogen Leadership roadmap

The UAE, represented by the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure (MOEI) today announced the Hydrogen Leadership Roadmap, a comprehensive national blueprint to support domestic, low-carbon industries, contribute to the country's net-zero ambition and establish the country as a competitive exporter of hydrogen. The unveiling of the Hydrogen Leadership Roadmap came during the crucial COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, where countries from across the globe are expected to commit to enhanced pledges to cut emissions for the first time since the Paris accord was signed. The Roadmap's ambitions underscore the UAE leadership's enduring legacy of progressive solutions to global climate challenges, as recently demonstrated by the announcement of "UAE's Net Zero by 2050 Strategic Initiative". The UAE became the first country in the Middle East and North Africa region to announce a net zero strategic initiative by 2050 in line with the 2015 Paris Agreement. United Arab Emirates today launches UAE's Hydrogen Roadmap a key enabler in line with UAE leadership's enduring tradition to contribute progressive solutions to global climate challenges with the announcement of 'UAE's Net Zero by 2050 Strategic Initiative'. The Net Zero Initiative is aimed at creating a vibrant ecosystem transiting towards a new model of sustainable economic growth trajectory that leverages research, development, innovation, and clean technology. Plans, strategies, and implementation of the necessary initiatives and projects are under development by stakeholders in UAE's key sectors, including energy, economy, industry, infrastructure, transport, waste, agriculture, and the environment. The UAE is well positioned to be a leader in low carbon hydrogen with natural competitive advantages for both blue and green hydrogen, however, green hydrogen production remains in its infancy, requiring an international collaboration to accelerate its development. Green hydrogen is envisaged to play a significant role in UAE's domestic strategy to meet the UAE 2050 Net-Zero goals and which will also assist globally by exporting hydrogen.