Islam Fawky: Egypt has a promising opportunity to be a center for the production and distribution of green hydrogen
The Policy Analysis Unit at Maat for Peace, Development and Human Rights has issued a policy paper entitled “Naturalization of Green Hydrogen in Egypt: Gains & Challenges”, which comes within a series of publications on the green economy that aim mainly to address many economic and social challenges at the level of public policies through the analysis of existing policies and opportunities for applying alternative solutions within a set of proposals and recommendations in the field of public policies.
This paper sheds light on the production of green hydrogen as one of the pillars of the future of sustainable and clean energy, and clarifies the types of hydrogen and its uses, as well as the opportunities available to Egypt in order to be one of the most important centers of production, transportation and distribution of green hydrogen, which is considered a revolution in the world of clean energy, especially since Egypt enjoys many elements that make it a suitable environment for the settlement of green hydrogen.
In this context, Islam Fawky, director of the Policy Analysis Unit, explains that the failure of the world's economies to face and contain the repercussions of the Covid-19 pandemic, including climate repercussions and environmental risks, has prompted countries to resort to green recovery to ensure a sustainable and comprehensive recovery of their system, and green hydrogen has emerged as one of the key alternatives towards the future of renewable energy, especially with the increasing urgency of de-carbonization and mitigating greenhouse gas emissions.
Fawky adds that many international studies confirm that the Middle East region has the needed determinants that make it a center for the production and distribution of green hydrogen to various countries across the world. Egypt, in particular, has a great opportunity to be a key center for the production and distribution of clean and sustainable energy, pointing out that naturalizing green hydrogen will help mapping the geography of global energy trade and reshaping geopolitical relationships and alliances between countries.