To help drive Uzbekistan’s journey toward decarbonisation, international financial institution, the World Bank, has recently appointed global sustainability consultancy, Arup, to develop a policy and regulatory framework to scale up low carbon hydrogen deployment. Arup has mobilised a team of experts from Türkiye, the United Kingdom and Europe to spearhead work on the project.
With major renewable energy potential, Uzbekistan has an opportunity to become a major green hydrogen production hub in the Central Asia region. To help achieve this, the development of a strong and sustainable hydrogen economy is necessary with the right hydrogen legal and regulatory frameworks in place. The frameworks need to include a balanced combination of public policies, incentives, schemes, standards, and programmes.