About the Green Hydrogen Catalogue
The Catalogue provides a unique analysis of the current landscape of green hydrogen by collecting and showcasing voluntary commitments from stakeholders active in all parts of the green hydrogen value chain, from financing and production of renewable energy to production of green hydrogen and derivatives and its off-takers. Through showcasing the action being taken by stakeholders across the value chain, the Catalogue aims to spark dialogue and collaboration and inspire further commitments.
Who are we?
The Green Hydrogen Catalogue was initiated by Denmark, in collaboration with Germany, Chile, IRENA and other partners. We are now a community of several national and local governments, private companies, and international organizations.
Ahead of the UN High Level Dialogue in Energy in September 2021, the UN invited countries, cities, private sector companies, philanthropies, civil society, and other stakeholders to submit ‘Energy Commitments’: voluntary commitments that contribute to Sustainable Development Goal 7: achieving affordable, reliable, sustainable & modern energy for all. This inspired the creation of Green Hydrogen Catalogue – mobilizing commitments on green hydrogen.
What do we do?
The Catalogue promotes dialogue, partnership and action to incentivize countries, international organization and private sector actors to commit ambitious goals within the green hydrogen value chain in the form of Energy Commitments.
What is an energy commitment?
Energy Commitments are voluntary commitments of action, with specific targets and timelines to drive the progress on the achievement of SDG7, to accelerate action for clean, affordable energy for all. Open to member states and non-state actors, such as companies, regional/local governments, NGOs and others, more than 150 Energy Commitments have already been registered.
Implementation of these commitments will be tracked, and UN-Energy will aim to support them by providing technical expertise and facilitating partnerships through an Energy Commitment Action Network. Actions defined in an Energy Commitment can also contribute to Nationally Determined Contributions under the Paris Agreement on climate change and achievement of the broader 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. Throughout the current Decade of Action, UN-Energy will continue to mobilize more Energy Commitments, raising their ambition and tracking their progress.
What are the requirements to join?
Formally submitting an Energy Commitment to UN Energy, containing the following
Who can become a partner?
Any country, company or organization that is part of the green hydrogen value chain.
Why become a partner?
The action required to decarbonise begins with a multi-stakeholder dialogue to incentivize partnerships, ambitions ans commitments. When you become a partner of the Catalogue you become part of the dialogue that drives the action.
What is the objective?
The objective of the Catalogue is to foster dialogue around both the challenges and solutions to expanding green hydrogen production, share experiences, spark collaboration and partnerships and inspire further commitments.