Headline: The Politics of Green Hydrogen Cooperation: Emerging Dynamics in Morocco, Algeria and Mauritania

Europe's growing interest in securing green hydrogen from North Africa is part of a strategic effort to enhance its energy security. The promise of green hydrogen projects in Morocco, Algeria, and Mauritania is substantial, offering economic growth and job opportunities. However, numerous factors limit these countries’ ability to develop robust local green hydrogen sectors, while political disputes—particularly around Western Sahara—complicate regional collaboration. European actors can play an important role in advancing green hydrogen’s development in the region, but must tread carefully to secure local buy-in and avoid exacerbating tensions within or between these countries.

Publication Year
2023
Publication Type
RIFS Studies
Citation

Weko, S., Farrand, A., Fakoussa, D., & Quitzow, R. (2023). The Politics of Green Hydrogen Cooperation: Emerging Dynamics in Morocco, Algeria and Mauritania. RIFS Study, December 2023.

DOI
10.48481/rifs.2023.031
Links
https://publications.rifs-potsdam.de/rest/items/item_6003183_2/component/file_6…
Staff involved
Projects involved
Geopolitics of the Energy Transformation: Implications of an International Hydrogen Economy (GET Hydrogen)