The UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the context of exchanging information, knowledge and experiences, and creating real opportunities for a dialogue significant to improve partnership in projects to decarbonize the energy sector, and raise the level of hydrogen use within clean energy sources.
The agreement was signed in the Dutch pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, by the Minister of Energy and Infrastructure Suhail Al Mazrouei, and the Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation of the Netherlands Lizzie Schrenimacher, in the presence of the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Energy and Energy and Oil Infrastructure, Ing. Sherif Al Olama.
Objectives of the agreement
According to a press release of which 24 copies were obtained, the agreement aims to strengthen bilateral relations, joint cooperation and studies in the field of energy, with the aim of promoting this vital sector for its role in development sustainable nationally and internationally. , in addition to the commitment of the two parties to sustainable development in the implementation of energy, scientific and technological policies, taking into account the changing economic, social and environmental considerations such as climate change, and the formulation of national regulatory frameworks and policies that govern the management and development of energy resources, in particular the areas related to hydrogen.
Suhail Al Mazrouei stressed that the memorandum is an extension of the historical partnership between the United Arab Emirates and the Netherlands in various fields, including close partnership in the energy sector, which represents important support for national economies, and that the transformation of energy, especially hydrogen. , has become a vital necessity at the present time, and that hydrogen energy is the main engine The fundamental element for sustainable development, the prosperity of countries and societies, the protection of the environment and the optimal use of resources natural resources, as well as its role in securing supply chains and addressing the phenomenon of climate change, and that the UAE is on track to achieve its ambition of being a world leader in the field of low-carbon hydrogen, and that The Roadmap for Achieving Hydrogen Leadership, which the UAE launched during the COP on February 26 in Glasgow, will set out a clear national goal for the growth of the hydrogen market and ecosystem in the country.
He said: “Such partnerships contribute to crystallizing the transition to hydrogen energy and support the guidance of the two countries in formulating projects and initiatives in support of achieving the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, of which the United Arab Emirates is one. among the first countries to ratify and contribute to opening up broad prospects for growth and development within the efforts of the two countries to diversify the energy mix, relying on clean energy, building more partnerships and enhancing cooperation between the two friendly countries.
For her part, Lizzie Schrenimacher said: “The global population approaching 10 billion people in 2050 will increase the demand for energy sources and therefore put increasing pressure on current ecosystems, and that the production and use of green hydrogen energy as an alternative to fossil fuels, will be the best option to reach the desired goal of zero carbon emissions, highlighting the role of the memorandum of understanding in achieving the goals of the two countries compatible with the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, and the future of the planet.