Country: Namibia

Document type: Green Hydrogen Strategy (media reports)

Released: November 2022

Document type: National Strategy

Summary Points:

Reports indicate that Namibia launched its green hydrogen strategy in November 2022. In the reporting, the mines minister is noted as highlighting Namibia’s ambition to produce green hydrogen, as well as developing exports of hydrogen derivatives, such as green ammonia, e-methanol, synthetic kerosene and hot- briquetted iron, including the manufacture of more complex products, such as green zinc and steel.

In the reporting, the mines minister is noted as highlighting an aspiration to develop three hydrogen valleys: in the southern region of ǁKaras, the central region, including Walvis Bay port and the capital Windhoek, and the northern region of Kunene.

In November 2022, it is reported that Namibia had secured over 540 million euros in climate finance from the Dutch government and the European Investment Bank to support development of green hydrogen and renewable energy projects in the country.

In November 2022, it was announced that the EU and Namibia had signed a Memorandum of Understanding establishing a strategic partnership between the two countries, with the aim of ensuring the development of a supply of raw materials, refined materials and renewable hydrogen to support the green and digital transformation of the partners’ economies.


November 2022