INVITATION: EU-Pacific Talks: H2 - Hydrogen Hype

We would like to invite you to the final debate in the EU-PACIFIC Talks series. The debate will take place online on Thursday 17 March at 10:00 and will be broadcasted on our Facebook page.

Hydrogen is a promising energy source for the implementation of a decarbonization society, which is a common challenge both for the EU and Japan. In 2017, the government of Japan formulated the Basic Hydrogen Strategy, and in line with the following Roadmap, industry, academia and government are working together to build a hydrogen-based society. The Czech government was also planning to develop their hydrogen strategy. At the EU-Japan Summit on May 27, 2021, the EU-Japan Green Alliance agreed there will be a further framework for cooperation in this area. This seminar is expected to deepen the understanding of the current development of the idea of hydrogen society both the Czech Republic and Japan, and provide an opportunity for further cooperation.


  • Joana Fonseca, Analyst, Intelligence Hydrogen Europe
  • Bunro Shiozawa, Senior Associate, Sumitomo Chemical/ Innovation Strategy Coordinator, Energy Management, SIP
  • Jan Sochor, Analyst, Czech Hydrogen Technology Platform (HYTEP)
  • Petr Mervart, Plenipotentiary of the Minister of Industry and Trade for Hydrogen Technologies

Host: Michal Hrubý, Research Fellow, EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

You can watch the debate online here. You will be able to join the discussion directly during the debate by commenting below the video. If you already have any questions, please post them in the discussion section of this event.

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Alexandra Visnerova
Senior Project Manager, Transatlantic Policy Forum
Michal Hrubý
Research Fellow

Expertise: EU green economics, heavy industry, transport

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