In a joint declaration, nine organisations call for binding and ambitious sustainability criteria for the production and trade of green hydrogen.
The German G7 Presidency has declared its ambitions to accelerate the implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement. To this end, among other efforts, it plans to agree on common standards in the development of a hydrogen economy. A market for hydrogen is currently rapidly developing. Extensive intergovernmental hydrogen cooperation and funding programs are being launched. To ensure that these make a real contribution to climate protection right from the start, we believe that ambitious, binding sustainability criteria for the production and trade of green hydrogen are indispensable. At the same time, industrialized countries must make an effort to establish their own domestic and regional hydrogen supply.