European Hydrogen Week 2023 (UNIDO Participation)

Hydrogen has been gaining traction in recent years as one of the solutions for decarbonising various sectors of the economy, including mobility, industry, and power generation.

Nowadays, many countries around the world have developed their own national hydrogen strategies, including Japan, South Korea, Australia, Germany, and the European Union, aiming to promote the scale up of a global hydrogen market.

Next to government actions, many companies and organizations are forming partnerships and collaborations to advance the development and deployment of hydrogen technologies, especially in the field of green hydrogen production.

Overall, hydrogen has the potential to play a significant role in the transition to a cleaner energy future. While there are still some challenges associated with hydrogen, continued investment and research in hydrogen technologies are expected to drive further developments in the field.

At the EU Hydrogen Week, discussions will revolve around the latest developments happening at national, European, and global level directly with the hydrogen experts involved in them! Join into get inspired and discover the newest trends in the sector!

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Session 1: Hydrogen and the global challenges ahead (13.00 – 15.00, 20 November, Hall 11, Main Auditorium)

The United Nations, under the Paris Agreement, set a 1.5°C increase limit to global temperature rise and decided to move away from fossil fuels. The EU has joined this objective and committed to ambitious pathways to decarbonise its economy. Hydrogen is one of the highly promising and fast developing solutions to achieve this, however there are many challenges we must address first. Setting the right policy frameworks, enabling sustainable business models with the proper funding and financing opportunities while re-skilling the workforce and building an international hydrogen market being only the tip of the iceberg. It is not just an evolution, but the fourth global industrial revolution that we are undergoing. Stakeholders are aware that this transition requires massive upfront investments and that all energy intensive industries will be challenged to their core. 


Welcome speeches

  • SOPNA SURY, Chair, Hydrogen Europe
  • MELISSA VERYKIOS, GB Chair, Clean Hydrogen Partnership

Keynote Speeches

  • URSULA VON DER LEYEN, President, European Commission
  • MAROŠ ŠEFČOVIČ, Executive Vice-President for Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight, European Commission

Closing remarks: GUNTHER BEGER, Managing Director of the Directorate for SDG Innovation and Economic Transformation, UNIDO

Session moderator and presentation: JORGO CHATZIMARKAKIS, CEO, Hydrogen Europe