DRC EU visit
Sep 21
Thursday, September 21, 2023 6:00 pm Haus der Demokratie und Menschenrechte

The climate crisis demands a rapid worldwide transition away from fossil fuels. This drives a growing demand for hydrogen, particularly in industrialized countries such as Germany. At the same time, many people in countries of the Global South such as the DRC have no or no reliable access to electricity. Investors in hydropower claim to offer a clean alternative to satisfy domestic energy demand and even use excess energy to produce green hydrogen for export. However, large dams are also associated with serious risks for communities, river ecosystems and the climate. Can hydropower projects like the Inga 3 dam make a contribution to climate justice and sustainable development? What role do hydrogen production and hydrogen partnerships play in this?

We will discuss these questions with:
– Guests from the DRC
– International Rivers
– Klima-Allianz Deutschland
– German Council on Foreign Relations
– German Energy Agency (tbc)

After the panel discussion and a Q&A, we will have time for an informal exchange over fingerfood.

The event will be held in English and French with interpretation to German. The venue is wheelchair-accessible. For further accessibility information, do not hesitate to contact us.

Please RSVP to lisa.kadel@gegenstroemung.org