Our Purpose

About the IGH2A

Guided by our mission to “shape the global future energy together and achieve net-zero,” the International Green Hydrogen Alliance (IGH2A) is a proactive, member-led, non-profit, and nonpartisan organization.

Our indispensable partners collaboratively bridge industry, academia, and civil society to comprehensively understand the ramifications of advancements in green hydrogen energy, ensuring that these advancements yield equitable benefits for society.

IGH2A is committed to making a significant impact on meeting national and international climate targets, promoting hydrogen’s role in a clean future energy mix alongside other decarbonized technologies.

Our Objectives:

  1. Advocacy for Net Zero:
    • Promote policies and initiatives fostering the growth of the hydrogen market to help achieve the global target of net-zero emissions by 2050.
  2. Technology Advancement:
    • Support and expedite the research, development, and commercialization of hydrogen technologies and services.
  3. Collaboration and Decarbonization:
    • Foster national and international collaboration, partnerships, and projects that drive the decarbonization agenda, bringing together industry, researchers, and government.
  4. Investment Attraction:
    • Attract investment to projects that bolster the research, development, and commercialization of hydrogen technologies and services.
  5. Regulatory Advocacy:
    • Identify regulatory obstacles hindering the bankability and market introduction of such projects.
  6. Supply Chain Excellence:
    • Support initiatives ensuring excellence throughout the hydrogen supply chain, creating a globally attractive export.

In addition to our core objectives, the International Green Hydrogen Alliance (IGH2A) is committed to driving circular economy practices and advancing responsible and sustainable AI-powered green hydrogen technologies. Our initiatives extend beyond decarbonization to ensure a holistic and environmentally conscious approach.

Circular Economy Commitment: We actively promote circular economy principles within the green hydrogen sector. This involves minimizing waste, optimizing resource use, and fostering a closed-loop system that maximizes sustainability throughout the hydrogen value chain.

Responsible and Sustainable AI Integration: Recognizing the transformative potential of AI in advancing green hydrogen technologies, we champion responsible and sustainable AI applications. Our initiatives prioritize ethical considerations, transparency, and environmental responsibility in the development and deployment of AI-powered solutions within the green hydrogen domain.

Standards and Certification for Carbon Neutrality: IGH2A is at the forefront of establishing industry standards and certifications for carbon neutrality in green hydrogen technologies. We work collaboratively with stakeholders to define benchmarks, ensuring that AI-powered solutions adhere to rigorous environmental standards and contribute to the overall carbon-neutral objectives.

Empowering a Green Hydrogen Ecosystem: By integrating circular economy practices and responsible AI solutions, IGH2A aims to empower a green hydrogen ecosystem that not only meets decarbonization goals but also upholds the principles of sustainability, responsibility, and circularity.

Through these strategic initiatives, IGH2A strives to play a pivotal role in shaping a sustainable and decarbonized energy landscape for the benefit of our planet and future generations.

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Our Mission

The IGH2A promotes constructive leadership and engagement with governments, industry, scientific community and end users to ensure that hydrogen can play its full part in transition to a clean energy economy and accelerates hydrogen economy through collaborative projects in close interaction with stakeholders.  The Alliance—through the papers it publishes, the ideas it generates, the future leaders it develops, the communities it builds, and the initiative programs it launches—shapes policy choices and strategies to create a more secure, affordable and sustainable energy for the world.

Our history

Since its inception in 2021, IGH2A has administered programs to examine the hydrogen economy issues.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion

Our commitments are to recruit, train, and retain a diverse team; foster and celebrate our diversity; and, ensure that our publications and convenings are inclusive.

OUR VISION

Human greenhouse gas emissions change the Earth’s climate in ways that the changed climate may dangerously interfere with humankind. Climate change is therefore considered to be one of the biggest challenges facing humanity. No single solution will suffice to deal with it. This challenge has to be jointly tackled by science, policy, business and industry, NGOs, and the general public. Hydrogen could be considered as one of the key solutions.

 

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The IGH2A is committed to shaping the future of energy via green hydrogen sector with global thought leaders who are working to create partners and allies in spheres across the globe. If you would like to become a leader or ally in our mission of building a better global energy future, we encourage you to get involved with us.

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Our Governance

The IGH2A comprises a community of experts—from full-time staff to non-resident fellows as well executive directors and members of our International Advisory Body—located around the world. The Alliance has a coordinating Secretariat in Toronto, Canada, under the direction of the Director General who reports to the Steering’s Committee, under the leadership of an elected Chair who is responsible for the operational work of the organization.

Working groups

IGH2A currently has 5 structured working groups which bring together members across different areas of the value chain and develop thought leadership on the necessary policies and actions that need to be implemented to see projects come forward.

Working Groups consist of CEOs/executive board members of companies with relevant activities in research development, demonstration, industrialization, deployment of renewable or decarbonized hydrogen solutions or high-level representatives of other stakeholders.

The overall facilitation of the different activities is supported by a secretariat comprised of a Director General, and other staff as may be required.

Membership is open to those renewable resource States as well as members of the United Nations and all public and private actors with activities within green hydrogen industry. Such States become Members of the IGH2A by having signed our Agreement and having deposited an instrument of ratification, acceptance or approval.

 

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Advisory Council

Advisory Body

The IGH2A’s Steering Committee may also invite institutions and public agencies that contribute hydrogen-related expertise to the Work Groups as Advisory Council. An external Advisory council comprised of current elected and appointed officials will help steer the organization’s policy activities. Participation as Advisory Council is by invitation only and at the discretion of the Steering Group.

International Advisory Body

The IGH2A’s International Advisory Body includes the chief executives of several globally significant companies, and former prime ministers and presidents. Together, they form one of the most influential and lasting groups that support constructive Canada leadership in the world alongside our friends and allies—the IGH2A’s founding purpose.

Research Community

We have access to a premier list of experts in various fields of the hydrogen sector.

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