The European Green Deal focuses not just on Europe but also on external cooperation with neighbouring regions. This presents opportunities for Africa. The production and trade of green hydrogen presents key economic and social benefits for the continent. In addition, these benefits can not only assist assist economic recovery in Africa but also help in the energy transition of both Europe and Africa.

This report has been published by the Florence School of Regulation for the Africa-EU Energy Partnership as an introductory background paper to initiate discussions on transcontinental green hydrogen opportunities between Africa and Europe.