Portugal, Morocco sign green hydrogen cooperation agreement

  • ECO News
  • 2 February 2021

Governments see green hydrogen as increasingly important for the future of both countries and for environmental sustainability.

The Ministry of Environment and Climate Action announced Tuesday in a statement that the Portuguese minister, João Pedro Matos Fernandes and his counterpart from the Kingdom of Morocco, the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Environment, had signed a Joint Declaration on Cooperation for Green Hydrogen.

“In this Declaration, the ministers recognised the strategic opportunity presented by the decarbonisation of the economy and the energy transition. They also consider green hydrogen to be a cleaner and more sustainable source of energy, with growing importance for the future of both countries and for environmental sustainability,” the government stressed in the same statement.

In the document establishing the partnership, ministers agreed to strengthen cooperation between the two countries in order to “align their strategic priorities regarding green hydrogen with decarbonisation policies.”