Decarbonization Diplomacy

What is H2-diplo?

H2-diplo is an initiative of the Federal Foreign Office to support the German Federal Government's energy and climate foreign policy. In order to limit global warming to 1.5°C, greenhouse gas emissions must be reduced. This requires a move away from fossil fuels such as crude oil, natural gas or coal. H2-diplo is working together with partner countries on ways to use green hydrogen to decarbonise and diversify their economies. Green hydrogen produced from renewable energies can play a key role in decarbonising so-called hard-to-abate sectors, such as the production of chemicals or steel. In addition, H2-diplo addresses geopolitical questions surrounding the international market ramp-up of green hydrogen, such as shifting balances of power on the path to a climate-neutral global economy.

News & Events

A high-ranking half-day event with the German Embassy in Baku shed light on the potential green hydrogen offers for decarbonization and diversification in Azerbajian and how it can take Azerbaijan’s position as an energy exporter into the future.
On 10 May 2024, at the 2nd Kenyan-German Green Hydrogen Symposium, high-ranking government officials from Germany and Kenya governments launched the Kenyan-German Hydrogen Diplomacy Office (“H2-diplo Office”) in Nairobi. The H2-diplo Office is the first of its kind in East
On May 29, 2024, H2-diplo hosted the second conference in the “Future Forum Green Hydrogen” series at the German Federal Foreign Office in Berlin. The in-person event brought together more than 120 experts, diplomats, policymakers and stakeholders from the energy

H2-diplo activities in partner countries and beyond

With the H2-diplo offices and several other activities, the project is working with stakeholders such as governments, think tanks, NGOs and German embassies worldwide. To find out more about these activities in each country, please click on this world map.

Media items


Prospects for the Ukrainian green hydrogen sector - A comparative analysis of the state of hydrogen markets and policies in key countries

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Timeline of the formation and evolution of the global hydrogen industry

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Supply risks in critical raw materials of energy transition technologies

Language: English