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This course will provide participants with a clear understanding of the way hydrogen is impacting energy geopolitical dynamics at the global and regional levels, as well as the strategies that companies and States are putting in place to enter the hydrogen markets or consolidate their position. This course further investigates possible scenarios on security, institution-building and international public-private cooperation hardships that hydrogen actors may face in the near and long-term future. Participants will be equipped with the necessary insight and skills to anticipate these future challenges and to put in place effective strategies for navigating the fast-changing hydrogen geopolitical landscape, at the global level as well as in the APAC, EMEA, Americas and Arctic regions.


 Discover the geopolitical dynamics shaped by the main 20 hydrogen markets in Europe, the Arctic and the Americas

 Explore new hydrogen strategies and policies since the Paris Agreement on Climate Change

 Understand the key stakeholders and policy drivers to watch and approach

 Gain in-depth analysis of the existing international hydrogen institutions

 Investigate possible scenarios using a regional approach




Each session will be 3 hours, including Q&A time and a 15-minute comfort break. 

Sessions will take place as follows: 

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
International hydrogen institutions, for policy-making dynamics
Hydrogen geopolitics in Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa Hydrogen geopolitics in Europe, the Arctic, and the Americas









Session 1
14:00 - 17:00

Framing the issue: international hydrogen institutions, for policy-making dynamics

  • Setting the scene – the history of international hydrogen diplomacy and cooperation
  • Understanding the role of hydrogen institutions
  • New approaches to H2 public relations and campaigning
  • Emerging actors and approaches in anti-H2 lobbying
  • Case studies:
    • IEA (1974)
    • IAH2 (1974)
    • PATH (‘02)
    • IPHE (‘03)
    • FCHJU (‘08)
    • IAHS (‘09)
    • Hydrogen Council (‘17)
    • IHFCA (‘18)
    • APHA (‘19)
    • MENA H2 alliance (‘20)
    • EU H2 alliance (’20)
    • H2 ministerial meetings

Meet the trainer...

Mikaa Mered is a professor of hydrogen geopolitics and head of the MPI degree program on environmental international project management at the ILERI school of international relations studies in Paris, France. Political risks and market analyst specialized in Arctic and Antarctic markets by trade, he has devoted the past four years to mapping and quantifying the present and future geopolitical disruptions generated by hydrogen developments — in the Polar regions at first, and then, globally.

After having recently presented his work on hydrogen geopolitics in China, Finland, France, Germany and Russia, and won two awards for his first monograph “The Polar Worlds” (French University Press, 2019), he is currently finishing off his second book dedicated to the geopolitics of hydrogen, to be published in early 2021. In addition to his work at ILERI, he contributes as an external expert to the European Commission, presides the French Polar Cluster and teaches at Sciences Po, Lille Catholic University and the French War College, where he also serves as head of the Environment and Security Committee.

“The digital format offers the convenience of completing the course from home and the cost saving of not having to travel.”

Operation Manager Projects - Island Energy Program, Rocky Mountain Institute