Kirsten Westphal

H2 Global Stiftung

Executive Director Analysis & Research

Dr. Kirsten Westphal is Executive Director at H2Global Stiftung and leads the independent Analysis & Research Division. The purpose of the H2Global Foundation is to promote the protection of the environment and the climate, with a major focus on Green Hydrogen and other climate-neutral energy carriers. The primary objective is the timely market ramp-up and import of Green Hydrogen and Power-to-X (PtX) products to Europe. Kirsten is a Member of the German National Hydrogen Council, and serves as Deputy Chairman of the Hydrogen Council of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg. Between 2008-2021, she worked at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP). She headed the project “Geopolitics of Energy Transformation – Hydrogen” funded by the Federal Foreign Office, where she serves as an external advisor now. She was a Member of the Expert Panel to the Global Commission on the Geopolitics of Energy Transformation in 2018-2019 and contributed to the Commission’s Report “A New World”, published in 2019. She has published widely on international energy relations and EU external energy relations.

Sessions With Kirsten Westphal

Monday, 7 March

  • 12:00pm - 12:30pm (CST) / 07/mar/2022 06:00 pm - 07/mar/2022 06:30 pm

    Establishing a Global Hydrogen Marketplace

    Presentation Hydrogen/Clean Tech & Power

    Hydrogen is unique among energy carriers due to its ability to unify. Geographically, the breadth of interest in hydrogen as an energy carrier is worldwide. There are—so far—no issues of geopolitical conflict or complexity involved. Countries across the world see hydrogen as either a tool to meet ambitious decarbonization goals or an opportunity for export. Can hydrogen deliver?

Tuesday, 8 March

  • 12:30pm - 01:00pm (CST) / 08/mar/2022 06:30 pm - 08/mar/2022 07:00 pm

    European Hydrogen Meetup

    Hydrogen/Clean Tech & Power

    Europe is leading the way on low-carbon hydrogen targets and companies across the full value chain are already positioning for this future.

  • 03:30pm - 04:10pm (CST) / 08/mar/2022 09:30 pm - 08/mar/2022 10:10 pm

    How Can Public Innovation Funding Supercharge Decarbonization?

    Breakfast Hydrogen/Clean Tech & Power

    Decarbonizing the global economy requires significant investment. At the same time, the technologies needed to enable this goal still require both technical and commercial de-risking. With no single entity able to perform the heavy lifting associated with transitioning the energy system, what should the role of government be in accelerating this level of decarbonization? How can it support innovation to advance net zero goals? What synergies amongst ecosystem players can be leveraged to deliver these solutions?