Australia and the Geopolitics of Hydrogen

Opportunities, Risks and Opportunities

The Australia France Business Association is pleased to invite you to a briefing on Australia and the Geopolitics of Hydrogen with Mikaa Mered, adjunct lecturer on hydrogen markets, diplomacy and geopolitics at
Sciences Po Paris.

Australia has become one of the most innovative and ambitious countries in the world in the hydrogen energy sector. Its natural advantages make it an ideal location to generate hydrogen using clean energy.

Australia could contribute directly to reducing the use of hydrocarbons in the world and become a sustainable leader in cleantech, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region.

Hear from Mikaa Mered as he shares insights on the geopolitics of hydrogen for Australia with a focus on opportunities, risks and challenges.

The briefing will be moderated by Jennifer Mackinlay, General Manager Europe and Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner Austrade.

Tuesday 30th May 2023

6:30pm CEST

Australian Embassy
4 rue Jean Rey, 75015 Paris

Complimentary for AFBA Members
€20 for Non-Members 
(To join AFBA, click here)

RSVP before the 23rd May 2023

The briefing will be followed by drinks and nibbles.

Please note that the presentation will be in English.


Mikaa Mered  l  Adjunct professor on hydrogen markets, diplomacy and geopolitics at Sciences Po Paris

Mikaa Mered is a French geopolitologist, award-winning author, lecturer and public speaker specialised in the Arctic-Antarctic-Energy-Hydrogen nexus, at the intersection of space, place, security, and trade flows, with a neo-institutionalist approach. He lectures on hydrogen markets, diplomacy and geopolitics at Sciences Po (France), Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (Morocco), HEC Paris business school and the French War College (École de guerre). He also lectures on the geopolitics of Overseas Territories (Outre-mer) at Sciences Po, where he was Secretary-general of the Excellence Chair on Overseas Territories (2021-2022). 

Actively trying to connect researchers, industry and policy leaders whenever possible, he collaborates on hydrogen policy research with several think tanks across Europe, sits on the steering committee of the French Hydrogen Task Force, and was named “Green Hydrogen Ambassador” by the International Association on Hydrogen Energy’s Green Hydrogen Division (IAHE-GH2) in 2022. 

His first monograph “Les Mondes Polaires” (The Polar Worlds) was published with the French University Press (PUF) in 2019 and has earned two awards. His next monograph, on global hydrogen markets and geopolitics, is due to hit the bookselves in the coming months.

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