This is the final webinar in our Spring ’21 SMART H2 series. The previous webinars all looked at different stages of the Hydrogen value chain. This webinar is focussed on the most important part, that of Stakeholder Engagement. The energy sector is one of the leading sectors that must respond to the global climate challenge. On the 18th May the International Energy Agency announced their net zero by 2050 roadmap. This roadmap is a viable pathway to building a global energy sector with net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in 2050. However it is a narrow route that needs widened by technology adaption and more importantly it needs populated. Stakeholder engagement is the key to the roadmap being successful, it requires immediate action from stakeholders across all countries to deliver a SMART H2 Highway - a transformation of our energy spectrum where all can participate and secure a just transition to net zero.
10:00 - 10:10: Welcome & Introduction, Paul McCormack, Belfast Met & GenComm
10:10 - 10:30: Enhancing stakeholder engagement, Jan Hildebrand, IZES
10:30 - 10:50: Empowering H2 integration, Anne Toner, Hydrogen Ireland , (H2Irl)
10:50 - 11:10: H2 in European Energy systems 2025+, Bart Biebuyck, The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU)
11:10 - 11:20: Q&A