On 16 May we hosted a launch webinar and panel discussion for our report on The Role of Multilateral Development Banks in Sustainable Green Hydrogen Development.

Chetna Hareesh Kumar and Imogen Outlaw (both NewClimate Institute) presented findings and recommendations for Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) in securing sustainable development benefits for producer countries in the Global South. This was followed by a panel discussion with experts in the field. 


  • Joanne Bate – Chief Operations Officer, Industrial Development Cooperation of South Africa
  • James Walker – Team Lead Renewable Gas, IRENA
  • Maia Seeger – Executive Director, Sustentarse

The new analysis includes:

  • An assessment of the conditions under which green hydrogen could have desirable or undesirable impacts on sustainable development in Global South countries.
  • Recommendations on how selected instruments from MDBs’ climate finance and strategy toolkit can be used to influence positive impacts on sustainable development.
  • Selected case studies of how MDBs are currently using such tools for green hydrogen.

The report builds on insights from NewClimate’s prior publications on The Role of Green Hydrogen in a Just, Paris-Compatible Transition and three case studies on Namibia, Colombia, and India.

Click here to watch the recording.

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