Just transition in a renewable energy rich environment: the potential role of green hydrogen

The study at hand aims at proposing a preliminary framework that encourages the deployment of green hydrogen in three preselected African countries. The three countries were selected in consultation with the African Development Bank (AfDB) after screening 29 African member countries under the Climate Investment Fund (CIF). Several criteria were considered covering the following aspects: Geographical spread; Northern, Eastern, Western, Central and Southern Africa; Availability of different renewable energy resources; Technical aspects for green hydrogen e.g. water availability and salt cavern locations; Existence of renewable energy power systems and infrastructure.