The officials from Canada, Chile and Costa Rica presented progress update on their national hydrogen policies through an online event last week. The seminar aimed to show the progress of three countries in the energy transition and promote hydrogen technologies development.
Andrea Meza, Costa Rica‘s Minister of Environment and Energy, Javier Solano, Chile‘s Undersecretary of the Environment and Patricia Fuller, Canada‘s Ambassador for Climate Change, participated in the Pan American webinar on the advancement of the low carbon economy through hydrogen technologies.
The participants also discussed the importance of hydrogen as a reliable, cost-effective and environmentally friendly energy source. Furthermore, besides discussion on innovation and policy frameworks, it also explored opportunities for developing the hydrogen industry across the continent.
The event also provided an opportunity for the three countries to present their national hydrogen policies to a wide range of audiences. Following the webinar, the three countries agreed to continue working together on hydrogen-related issues.
The webinar was attended by participants from 16 countries provided, included national governments, intergovernmental organisations such as the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the International Energy Agency (IAE).
The seminar was the first of its kind and held under the Canada-Chile Environmental Cooperation Agreement (1997), Canada-Costa Rica Environmental Cooperation Agreement (2002), and the Chile-Costa Rica Additional Environmental Cooperation Agreement (2018).