April 8, 2019
Agency for Natural Resources and Energy
On September 25, 2019, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) will jointly hold a Hydrogen Energy Ministerial Meeting 2019. Participants will share information on the progress in efforts of member countries for the Tokyo Statement released at the Hydrogen Energy Ministerial Meeting 2018, enrich discussions on future directions of policies for global utilization of hydrogen, and fortify international collaboration.
1. Outline and purpose
Hydrogen contributes to diversifying the sources of energy supply and also has the potential to serve as a dynamo for achieving dramatic low carbonization in society. These expectations for hydrogen as a key technology to energy transition and decarbonization have been attracting great attention worldwide.
The Hydrogen Energy Ministerial Meeting was inaugurated in 2018 as the world’s first platform to encourage countries worldwide to promote global-level utilization of hydrogen and to further consolidate collaboration among member countries in a synergistic manner. Japan hosted the first meeting, which brought together responsible ministers and officials from 21 countries, region and organizations as well as over 300 representatives of companies, governmental stakeholders, and experts in the field of hydrogen. Participants proactively exchanged views on the importance of hydrogen toward energy transition and decarbonization, current situations and future perspectives of hydrogen-related technologies, need for international collaboration to create a new market for hydrogen that is self-sustainable in terms of business, and other issues. Finally, the member countries released the Tokyo Statement as a chair’s summary of the meeting.
Following on from the 2018 meeting, the Hydrogen Energy Ministerial Meeting 2019 will be held in light of advancement of hydrogen-related technologies and increasing global expectations for hydrogen as a next-generation energy. Participants will share information on the progress of Tokyo Statement efforts in member countries, and based on this, enrich discussions on future directions of policies for global utilization of hydrogen and further fortify international collaboration.
2. Date, venue and other information
Date: September 25 (Wed.), 2019
Venue: Organizers are scheduled to hold the event in the Tokyo metropolitan area.
Program: Ministerial meeting, speeches, presentations and panel discussions
Attendees (tentative): Officials from the governments of participating countries, international organizations, companies related to the field of hydrogen, etc.
Organizers: METI and NEDO
Note: The secretariat will release information on how to register to attend the event on its website at a later date.
Division in Charge
Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Strategy Office, Advanced Energy Systems and Structure Division, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Department, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy