In line with the UAE Net Zero by 2050 Strategic Initiative, the Ministry aims to enhance the quality of life in the country
To accelerate low-carbon hydrogen deployment, the UAE and its leading ports have showcased steadfast support to the Global Ports Hydrogen Coalition, the first global forum that brings representatives from ports together with decision-makers from governments as well as the industry to discuss the adoption of hydrogen technologies and fuels.
The UAE, represented by the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure has recently announced the Hydrogen Leadership Roadmap, a comprehensive national blueprint to support domestic, low-carbon industries, contribute to the country’s net-zero ambition and establish the country as a competitive exporter of hydrogen.
The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has officially announced that the UAE will host the 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) in 2023. This commitment will not only have an environmental impact, but also an economic one, as UAE’s priority sector companies and government entities will collaborate to develop new industries, technologies, skills, and jobs, rooted in innovation, technology and science.
“Our involvement with the Coalition is one such endeavour that supports the UAE Energy Strategy 2050 that aims to achieve an energy mix combining renewable and low carbon energy sources to achieve strategic economic and environmental goals,” affirmed HE Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei, the UAE Minister of Energy and Infrastructure.
“With an aim of having 50 per cent of clean energy as part of its energy mix, the country plans to maximize its investments until 2050 in clean energy. Hydrogen is a key aspect of this strategy,” remarked Eng. Sharif Al Olama, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, Energy and Petroleum Affairs, the UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure.
The UAE has played an active role during the previous and current cycles as members of the IMO Council in introducing fundamental amendments to many decisions about preserving the planet. “Through our membership in the IMO, we will continue contributing to developing strategies, policies, agreements and setting standards to regulate and streamline the maritime sector,” noted Hessa Al Malek, Advisor to the Minister for Maritime Transport Affairs, UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure.