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International Seminar, Reykjavik, Iceland, 28-29 September 2006

The International Seminar on the Hydrogen Economy for Sustainable Development

28-29 September 2006
Reykjavik, Iceland

Meeting Group

The Seminar, which was co-organized by the Government of Iceland and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs was convened to provide an opportunity for energy policy makers and representatives from governments, industry and academia from both developed and developing countries to exchange information on the recent progress in the development and application of hydrogen energy technologies. The Seminar also provided participants an opportunity to acquaint themselves with the sustainable development and use of geothermal energy in Iceland. Conditions for energy development in various developing countries were introduced and possibilities for expanded international cooperation were explored. The Seminar was attended by more than 80 participants from 20 countries. H.E. Ms. Valgerdur Sverrisdottir, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iceland opened the seminar. Mr. David Garman, Under Secretary in the U.S. Department of Energy, presented a keynote address. Further background information, programme and presentations for download can be found here below.