Germany/Canada – Germany and Canada agreed on an energy partnership where Canada will deliver green hydrogen, critical minerals and LNG to Germany.
Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources Seamus O’Regan Jr. and Germany’s Minister of Economic Affairs and Energy Peter Altmaier entered into an energy partnership, establishing a formal collaboration in a broad range of shared energy priorities aimed at facilitating private sector engagement, and trade and investment opportunities.
Focus on hydrogen
Peter Altmaier: ‘Especially with respect to hydrogen, I am confident that we will quickly see concrete bilateral cooperation projects, as Canada and Germany have very complementary goals and assets in this area.’
Announced on the margins of the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue, the partnership positions Canada as a clean energy partner of choice for Germany, notably for hydrogen, critical minerals and liquefied natural gas.
Canada and Germany will establish a High-Level Steering Committee, co-chaired at the Deputy Minister–level, to foster the energy transformation through exchanges on policy, best practices and technologies.
Energy transformation is a key element to help Canada achieve its climate goals. As outlined in Canada’s strengthened climate plan, A Healthy Environment and a Healthy Economy, and the Hydrogen Strategy for Canada, Canada is a willing and active partner on the international stage and remains committed to working with global partners to transition to an inclusive, net-zero future.
Seamus O’Regan: ‘No democracy in the world has the wealth of natural resources that Canada does. New international energy relationships, like this one with Germany, will help us lower global emissions. Canada and Germany are both committed to phasing out coal, ramping up hydrogen production and a price on pollution. We’re focused on net zero by 2050, an economy that continues to create good jobs and a low-emissions future that leaves no worker behind.”