International Climate Summit 2021 will be a step forward in the mission of the 26th CoP summit and would facilitate meeting the climate challenges through a consolidated approach and timely interventions. Together with India's Honourable Prime Minister and other world leaders, the Summit will bring together stakeholders from across the global clean energy industry, to arrive at a consensus in matters pertaining to climate change and sustainability.
Basis the Summit deliberations, the Environment Committee of PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry would recommend the formation of an 'International Hydrogen Alliance' similar to 'International Solar Alliance', and the setting up of 'Centres of Excellence' in select Universities across India - key Initiatives that will assist in capacity building through a strong knowledge base and R&D. Other key recommendations include building of an enabling regulatory framework to boost domestic manufacturing of Hydrogen under the Make in India initiative & promoting Ladakh as a carbon neutral model region.
A special Knowledge Book to compliment the Summit recommendations, aptly titled 'Self-Reliant India – Harnessing the Power of Hydrogen' authored by Dr. Karen Landmark and her team of international experts from Norway would be released by the Hon'ble Prime Minister during the Summit. The Summit would be followed by monthly round table conferences and discussions with key players across the value chain. Subsequently, a final report with suggestions and final recommendations on ‘Powering India’s Hydrogen Ecosystem’ would be submitted to the Government of India by the end of year 2021.
International Climate Summit 2021 is a progressive step towards a cleaner, greener and sustainable future and will provide a platform to deliberate on the challenges India faces in introducing and adopting hydrogen as a preferred source of alternate energy.
The summit would encompass technical discussions on all related topics and matters that would be followed by monthly round table conferences and discussions with key players across the value chain. Subsequently, a final report with suggestions and recommendations would be prepared on the entire value chain, a copy of which would be submitted to the Govt. of India by the end of year 2021. This report would be India centric and action oriented with a special focus on ‘Powering India’s Hydrogen Ecosystem’.
More than 2000 national and international scientists are expected to get connected by this program. The proceedings of the summit will reach a wide audience in more than 150 countries.
Self reliance in energy through Green Hydrogen
“As demand for energy rises worldwide, there is a growing need for tapping alternate energy sources that are not only greener, but also renewable and abundant in supply. Hydrogen is one such source that has a much
higher energy output per unit mass.
India’s advantage due to its geographical location, climate conditions and abundance of renewable sources of energy like solar, wind and hydro make it ideal for becoming the world’s cheapest hydrogen hub by 2050.”