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The 9th edition of The Climate Control Conference to focus on refrigerants use and the post-COP 21 scenario in the GCC region

The conference will discuss refrigerant-related implications for multiple end-user sectors in the GCC region in the post-COP 21 scenario, and the ramifications of the expected phase-out of HCFCs in 2020.

| | Apr 20, 2016 | 4:34 pm
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Dubai, UAE: The 9th edition of The Climate Control Conference will take place on May 23 at the Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, in Dubai.

Produced by CPI Industry, the publishers of Climate Control Middle East magazine, the conference will focus on refrigerants use in the GCC region, especially in the aftermath of the resolution reached at the COP 21 Summit, in December 2015 in Paris. It will examine the strategies the regional governments are evolving to ensure climate change mitigation and the level of preparedness expected of multiple sectors, including hospitality, healthcare, aviation, shopping malls, universities and commercial clusters. The issues are of critical importance for the inventory of existing buildings and new construction in the region, especially in the context of the staging of mega-events in the UAE and Qatar.

Equally important is the need to examine the ramifications of the phase-out of HCFCs (R-22, etc.) in 2020 for owners of multiple types of buildings in the UAE. The primary question that is raised is whether there would be an extension of the deadline or not. In the long-term interest, though, building owners would benefit by being proactive in establishing solutions that would help them align their facilities with the phase-out regime, and the allied opportunities for safeguarding the environment and for achieving greater energy efficiency. These aspects, in turn, would open up building retrofit-related opportunities for consultants, contractors, manufacturers, suppliers and service-providers.

The conference will be moderated by Didier Coulomb, Director of International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR), who will also deliver a special address on the impact of amendments to the Montreal Protocol made in 2015 as well as the upcoming negotiations in 2016; the PRAHA project on stationary air conditioning; and strategies for retrofit projects.

The Climate Control Conference, since its inception in 2008, has had a successful run in Abu Dhabi, Doha, Dubai, Al Khobar and Riyadh. It has attracted participation from various government and regulatory bodies and top industry experts. The 2015 edition of the conference, which was held in June in Dubai, has been shortlisted in the ‘Best Meeting and Conference’ category of the Middle East Event Awards 2016.

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