Namibia’s $20 billion green hydrogen project, supported by the EU, aims to export clean fuel to Europe, South Korea, and Japan, capitalizing on its renewable resources. However, the project, led by Hyphen, faces scrutiny over its secretive tender process and potential environmental and community impacts near Lüderitz. Concerns include the use of tax havens by Hyphen and the impact on local ecosystems and public access. Despite promises of job creation, there are doubts about the actual benefits for local communities. This complex scenario is akin to assembling a multifaceted puzzle, with each element interconnecting to form the broader picture highlighted in the article.
World leaders set out their climate plans and negotiating positions at Cop28.