Philip Green has been the Australian Ambassador to Germany since 2020.
In this role, he has been focusing on:
- deepening German engagement in the Indo-Pacific
- setting the foundations for a supply chain in Green Hydrogen between Australia and Germany, and
- securing the right environment in Germany for the conclusion of the EU-Australia Free Trade Agreement.
Immediately prior to arriving in Germany, Mr Green worked in the Australian foreign and trade ministry, leading the implementation of Australia's Indo Pacific Strategy, as well as Australia's relations with the United States and ASEAN.
Mr Green has served as Ambassador or High Commissioner on three other assignments - in Singapore (2012-2016), South Africa (2004-2008) and Kenya (1998-2000).
Mr Green worked as International Adviser to then Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd (2009-2010) and as Chief of Staff when Dr Rudd was Foreign Minister (2010-2012).
He led the Secretariat for the Review of Australian Intelligence Agencies in 2004.
Mr Green was awarded the Order of Australia Medal in 2003 for his role in the response to the Bali terrorist tragedy.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney. He has been awarded honorary degrees from James Cook University and Murdoch University.
Mr Green is married to Professor Doctor Susan Marks, who holds the Chair in International Law at the London School of Economics.
11:20 am - 11:40 am
Green Hydrogen is on its way to become a global commodity. Depending on where it is produced and where it is consumed, different hydrogen vectors like gaseous hydrogen in pipelines, ammonia, e-fuels, … will be used that differ strongly in their properties to provide energy services. The different geographies will select their vector depending on infrastructure and storage needs. The session provides a snapshot on specific examples at various development stages from 3 continents.