Ensuring a Just Energy Transition Through Hydrogen: How the G20 can Support Africa

Africa is well positioned to become a major hub in the global production of green hydrogen. This policy insight explores G20 members’ recognition of green hydrogen as a key technology in decarbonising hard-to-abate carbon-intensive industries. Several African countries have begun to explore the potential to produce green hydrogen locally, with feasibility studies underway and some projects in the pre-preparation phase. Africa should harness its existing power pools, port and gas infrastructure, renewable energy potential and the African Continental Free Trade Agreement to fully integrate the green hydrogen value chain. Such an approach will help it to meet its climate, employment and energy security goals. This policy insight explores how the G20 and Africa might work together to fully develop the continent’s potential as a green hydrogen hub.