Green Hydrogen production and Power-to-X products in Africa

Cover green hydrogen production in Africa
Civil society perspectives

The African continent is facing severe impacts of climate change while simultaneously struggling to address universal electricity access. However, being a latecomer in building foundational infrastructure for development, the continent has the opportunity to leapfrog to modern, renewable-based energy systems and a green economy. Green hydrogen can potentially bring intersecting benefits for countries’ sustainable socio-economic development and provide leapfrogging opportunities.

This position paper analyses opportunities and risks associated with the development of green hydrogen and Power-to-X as well as the continent's readiness and trends. The paper closes with a position statement, recommending measures to minimise the risks of injustice and adverse impacts and maximise the benefits for the continent's green, socio-economic development.

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Position Paper, Positionspapier
Mohamed Adow, Amos Wemanya, Kerstin Opfer, Chigozie Nweke-Eze, Augustine B. Njamnshi, Jaime Fernandez, Stephan Singer
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