Peru and UNIDO join forces to promote green hydrogen

Peru UNIDO green hydrogen
Peru and UNIDO join forces to promote green hydrogen

The Peruvian Minister of Production, Ana María Choquehuanca, has signed an agreement and a joint declaration aimed at boosting the circular industrial production and the use of clean technologies, in partnership with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO).

As part of the second phase of the Eco-Industrial Parks Programme (GEIPP II), overseen by UNIDO, the aim is to promote the circular economy, reduce the climate impact of industry and help industrial parks adapt to the negative consequences of climate change. Funded by the Swiss government’s State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), to the amount of €1.9 million, this project will be carried out between January 2024 and December 2028.

A Joint Statement on hydrogen

At the same time, Minister Choquehuanca signed, on behalf of Peru, a “Joint Declaration by UNIDO and the Republic of Peru on the establishment of a partnership for development in support of UNIDO’s Global Programme on Hydrogen in Industry”. This declaration should make it easier to implement local green hydrogen initiatives, thereby supporting the transition to clean energy sources in the manufacturing industry.

This collaboration will enable UNIDO to work with various sectors in Peru to identify cooperation projects aimed at promoting the use of green hydrogen and its technologies in industry, and manufacturing in particular. Thus, Peru aims to kick-start a decarbonisation process using hydrogen. It should be noted that certain Latin American countries, such as Chile and Brazil, have considerable potential for producing hydrogen from renewable energy sources.

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Article written by Marina Leite and translated by Mariem Ben Tili

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Marina Leite

Marina Leite

As a Brazilian passionate about languages, human rights and environmental issues, I hold a Bachelor's degree in Applied Foreign Languages with a major in International Economic Development. Drawing on my experience as a content creator on social networks, I joined Seiya Consulting and H2 Today in June 2022, first as an intern, then as Marketing & Communications Manager and designer.

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