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World Economic Forum says nations responsible for 50% of global emissions pin hopes on hydrogen to cut carbon footprint

World Economic Forum says nations responsible for 50% of global emissions pin hopes on hydrogen to cut carbon footprint

World Economic Forum says nations responsible for 50% of global emissions pin hopes on hydrogen to cut carbon footprint
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By PTI May 16, 2022 4:58:59 PM IST (Updated)

The white paper released by the World Economic Forum and developed in collaboration with Accenture, highlights various promising low carbon-emitting technologies, offering significant decarbonization opportunities to the chemical sector as well as all industrial value chains.

The World Economic Forum has analysed seven jurisdictions covering about 50 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions — China, the European Union, Japan, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States — across five key low-carbon emitting technology (LCET) areas — biomass utilisation, carbon capture and utilisation, electrification, alternative hydrogen production and waste processing.

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The analysis shows that hydrogen receives the most attention and policy support among LCET areas.
Development and upscaling of 'low carbon-emitting technologies' (LCETs) in the chemical industry is crucial to address climate change but they are strongly affected by the political and legal environment, the new white paper released by the World Economic Forum and developed in collaboration with Accenture stated on Monday.
"A complex set of policies facilitating change across value chains, in various stakeholder behaviours and in decision making will be needed to enable the broad deployment of low-carbon emitting technologies," said Jorgen Sandstrom, Head of Energy, Materials and Infrastructure Programme, World Economic Forum (WEF).
The WEF expects the policy dashboard to provide support for both industry decision making towards real-life decarbonization projects, as well as further policy analysis for the creation of decarbonization-promoting policies.
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The dashboard indicates that policy support for alternative hydrogen production and carbon capture and utilization is evident in all jurisdictions covered, and biomass utilization and waste processing receive the least support. However, the latter is likely to improve as countries move away from fossil fuels and feedstock.
The white paper, developed in collaboration with Accenture, gives an overview of the key insights and results from the policy dashboard. It highlights various promising LCETs, offering significant decarbonization opportunities not only to the chemical sector but also to all industrial value chains.
However, the development and upscaling of these technologies is contingent on favourable policy environments, from monetary incentives to demand-side policies, the WEF said. According to the white paper, the creation and stimulation of an appropriate marketplace for more sustainably produced goods appears to be the policy area with the most room for improvement globally.
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