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African Maritime transport transition to cleaner fuel.
  • Africa's maritime trade, which hit $22Bn in 2018, will reach $48Bn by 2063 but relies heavily on fossil fuels.
  • Shipping fuels global warming and is responsible for 2.5 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Africa urged to include maritime decarbonisation in NDCs for a greener future.

Africa’s maritime trade continues to grow exponentially. However, in light of the climate change crisis and the continent’s vulnerability, deliberations on decarbonising Africa's maritime transport have emerged. During the Africa Climate Summit (ACS) in Nairobi, Kenya, a key focus point of the Nairobi Declaration was the urgent need to "accelerate all efforts to reduce emissions to align with goals outlined in the Paris Agreement." Further, world leaders were urged to support and rally behind the proposed global carbon tax on fossil fuel trade and maritime transport.

During the summit, the "Creating Sustainable Pathways in Africa" session sought to realise eco-friendly shipping and economic growth…

  • An increasing number of investors across the globe are angling for a pie of Africa's $1 trillion hydrogen supply potential.
  • By 2050, analysts project that green hydrogen could increase the GDP of six African countries including Egypt, Namibia, Mauritania, Morocco, and South Africa by $126 billion.
  • In 2021, the government of Namibia announced the rollout of a green hydrogen project worth an estimated $9.4 billion.

Africa has experienced several energy transitions throughout the past few decades, from coal-powered energy to the massive adoption of electricity that still powers many industries today.

But as the continent enters a new age of renewable energy, Africa's steady adoption of green hydrogen, a new offering in renewable energy mix has the potential to accelerate the continent's move into energy independence.

Currently, Africa's hydrogen supply is estimated at $1 trillion industry and an increasing number of organizations have flooded the market, trying to gain a

Six African nations launch the Africa Green Hydrogen Alliance.
  • The Africa Green Hydrogen Alliance targets accelerating the transition from fossil fuels overreliance that has made the continent reluctant, as fossil fuels drive most economies in the continent
  • Green hydrogen could provide Africans with new access to cleaner energy sources, employment opportunities, public health benefits due to cleaner air, GDP creation and export revenues outside Africa
  • Six African nations have formally launched the Africa Green Hydrogen Alliance. The countries include South Africa, Kenya, Egypt, Morocco, Namibia and Mauritania

Six African nations have formally launched the Africa Green Hydrogen Alliance. The Alliance aims to make Africa a pioneer in adopting cleaner energy sources by producing green hydrogen.

The countries include South Africa, Kenya, Egypt, Morocco, Namibia and Mauritania.

The countries formally launched the Alliance at the first-ever Green Hydrogen Global Assembly in Barcelona, Spain, with the support of the UN Climate Change High-Level Champions, the Green Hydrogen Organisation (GH2), …

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Most African regions have the capacity to produce low-cost, economically competitive green or natural hydrogen, which has a minimal effect on biodiversity and bio-habitat. It is exciting to see our partnerships gaining momentum in influence and numbers,” said AHP chairman, Innocent Uwuijaren. 

The African Hydrogen Partnership is the only association covering a larger part of the continent that pushes for the production and use of native hydrogen, hydrogen-containing chemicals such as green methanol and green ammonia, fuel cell innovations, and hydrogen-related business potentialities in Africa.

From a political perspective, Uwuijaren explained that the creation of hydrogen economies would significantly reduce importation of fairly expensive fossil fuels and instead generate revenue from green energy importation as well as local consumption, generating domestic wealth and social and economic development.…