Parliamentary Breakfast

What role for hydrogen to achieve the Paris Agreement targets?

02 Mar 2021
Invitation only

As an energy source or storage option, hydrogen can be a crucial corner stone of the energy transition wherever direct electrification is no option. To this end, the German federal government published its National Hydrogenstrategy in 2020. Its implementation now raises a number of questions to be addressed in the process. Which ‘colours’ of hydrogen are in line with reaching the goals of European climate change policies by 2030 and 2050? How will supply and cost of hydrogen develop in response to political conditions? How do we make sure that hydrogen production is in line with climate targets, and what are ensuing import relations? And lastly, there is also the question of a merit order of hydrogen demand: Where can hydrogen be used most effectively?
Answers to these questions as well as their implications will be discussed in a parliamentary breakfast with two renowned experts in the field: Prof. Dr. Robert Schlögl, Director and Scientific Fellow of the Fritz-Haber-Institute at the Max-Planck-Society in Berlin and at the Max-Planck-Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion in Mühlheim (Ruhr), and Prof. Dr. Gunnar Luderer, Leader of the Working Group on Energy Systes at the Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung and Professor of global energy system analysis at the Technische Universität Berlin. The event will be hosted by Prof. Jan Minx, PhD, Head of the Research Group on Applied Sustainability Sciences at Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC) in Berlin and Professor for Climate Change and Public Policy at the University of Leeds, and Dr. Arwen Colell, Policy Analyst at MCC.

This is a joint event of the Dialogue on Climate Economics and the KOPERNIKUS Project ARIADNE, both supported by research grants of the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF).