Namibia hosts consultations on Green Hydrogen Legislative Framework

Namibia has hosted consultations to formulate the process and guiding principles for the establishment of a new legislative framework that will govern renewable resources such as green hydrogen.

The two-day workshop, hosted by the Ministry of Mines and Energy, through its GH2 Namibia Program, brought together key stakeholders from government, industry, and academia to discuss cross-cutting issues including the development of green hydrogen, infrastructure development, economic growth, industrial expansion, and social advancement.

“The regulatory workshop is a critical step being taken by the Namibian Government to start raising awareness and sharing intelligence across its suite of Offices, Ministries and Agencies. The greater goal is to encourage the crafting of an informed, competitive and dynamic regulatory ecosystem that supports a thriving green Industrialisation agenda,” said Green Hydrogen Commissioner, James Mnyupe.

The workshop also sought to showcase ongoing efforts and to synergise its initiatives with Namibia's overarching objectives.

“The end game for the Government is not to enable a green hydrogen sector per se but rather to help incubate a clean industrial cluster that is low carbon in nature and provides Namibia with a strategic opportunity to meet the ideals and goals of Vision 2030,” Mnyupe said.

The workshop makes up part of the governments Southern Corridor Development Initiative (SCDI) which aims to catapult Namibia into a leadership role on the global stage of green hydrogen production, with a pioneering goal to become a net energy exporter by harnessing its green hydrogen potential by 2030.



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