Hydrogen Horizons: Navigating Europe’s Clean Energy Future

Tuesday, May 28, 2024 – 9:30 am to 11:00 am EDT

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The Security and Sustainability ForumClub Climate Europe, and George Washington University’s Environmental and Energy Management Institute are delighted to announce an educational webinar set to explore the intricate layers of the European Union’s hydrogen policy, its ambitious goals, strategic approaches, and the challenges and opportunities it presents.

This webinar will dissect the EU’s Hydrogen Strategy for a Climate-Neutral Europe. It will provide a panoramic view of its goals, timelines, and strategic approach to fostering green hydrogen within the energy landscape. As Europe strides towards a sustainable future, understanding the intricacies of this strategy becomes imperative.

The session will delve into the nuances of infrastructure planning, address potential bottlenecks, and illuminate the pivotal role of hydrogen diplomacy in the geopolitical arena.

Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of:
EU Policy Framework: The mechanisms and policies to foster Green Hydrogen in the European energy landscape.
Infrastructure Challenges: High-level planning, potential bottlenecks, and strategies to overcome infrastructural hurdles.
Hydrogen’s Role in the Energy Transition: The results of modeling the global potential of hydrogen using integrated assessment approaches.
Investment and Funding: Insights into the avenues of investment and research funding for hydrogen projects within the EU, underlining the economic facets of the hydrogen strategy.
Panelists include:
Sami Rtimi: President of Club Climate Europe and Director of Innovation and Technology at the Global Institute for Water, Environment and Health (Geneva, Switzerland), and a European Climate Pact Ambassador.
Bernd Weber: Founder and managing director of EPICO KlimaInnovation. Earlier, he founded and led the European Energy Lab 2030, an agile energy policy think tank that brought together 60 experts from politics, business, and science.
Olivier Bahn: Director of the Group for Research in Decision Analysis (GERAD) at HEC Montreal, Codirector of the E3 Hub, and a member of the EDDEC Institute (Institut de l’environnement, du développement durable et de l’économie circulaire.
Pierre Laboue: Head of International Relations at French Hydrogen. Previously, he worked in academia, with French public administrations, and as the country editor for The Energy Year.
Lukas Satkauskas: Chief Analyst of Renewable Energy at the Lithuanian Ministry of Energy.
ModeratorEdward Saltzberg, PhD, is the Executive Director of the Security and Sustainability Forum and Director of Professional Education at the George Washington University’s Environmental and Energy Management Institute. He is a climate educator and corporate advisor with decades of experience convening experts to address our time’s pressing global climate, energy security, and sustainability challenges.
Who Should Attend? This webinar is a must-attend for industry professionals, policymakers, researchers, and anyone interested in the future of energy in Europe. Whether you want to understand the EU hydrogen strategy’s policy implications or explore investment opportunities in this burgeoning sector, this webinar will provide valuable insights and perspectives.

About the hostsThe Security and Sustainability Forum (SSF) offers over 200 free educational webinars by global experts, covering nine tracks on climate change and related challenges. Benefiting 25,000 subscribers, including faculty worldwide, SSF’s webinars support professional and academic growth, thanks to our sponsors’ support. Subscribe to SSF for the latest in security and sustainability.

Founded in March 2023, Club Climate Europe (CCE) brings together transatlantic climate experts, including analysts and policymakers, focusing on integrated assessment models and expanding into climate and energy analytics. CCE’s capacity building, networking, and education work positions it as a key contributor in the climate and sustainability field.

Chartered by George Washington University in 2015, the Environmental and Energy Management Institute (EEMI) addresses the profound geopolitical, social, and environmental implications of the intertwined issues of climate security and energy security. Secure, affordable, and resilient energy is vital for maintaining food and water security, and transitioning to clean energy is essential to mitigate the climate impacts of these activities.  
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