About the IGH2A
Driven by our mission of “shaping the global future energy together and achieving net zero,” the International Green Hydrogen Alliance (IGH2A), is an action-oriented, member-driven, non-profit and nonpartisan organization that galvanizes Canada leadership and engagement in the world decarbonized hydrogen, in partnership with allies and partners, to shape solutions to global economy specifically green hydrogen economy challenges.
Our essential Partners work together across industry, academia, and civil society to understand the implications of green hydrogen energy advancements and ensure they benefit society equitably.
IGH2A intends to make a major contribution towards achieving national and international climate targets and to ensure that hydrogen can contribute to a clean future energy mix, along with other decarbonized technologies.
- promote policies and initiatives to grow the market for hydrogen applications and help the world to achieve its target of net zero emissions by 2050;
- support and accelerate the research, development and commercialization of hydrogen technologies and services;
- foster national and international collaboration, partnerships and projects between industry, researchers and government that drive decarbonization;
- attract investment to the projects that supports the research, development and commercialization of hydrogen technologies and services;
- identify regulatory obstacles and bottlenecks for the bankability and market introduction of this kind of projects;
- support initiatives to deliver excellence throughout the supply chain and create a globally attractive export.
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.
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.
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.
Programs & Initiatives
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.
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 Board—located around the world. The Alliance has a coordinating Secretariat inToron, 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.
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.
The IGH2A Steering Committee invites energy experts.
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 Board
The IGH2A’s International Advisory Board 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.
We have access to a premier list of experts in various fields of the hydrogen sector.
Knowledge, experience and know-how enable us to design and implement initiatives or evaluate projects and provide professional support, to participate in research and development of technologies and legislative processes and to balance diverse interests.
Meet our experts
Our experts come from many different backgrounds, disciplines, and countries.