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Progress of UNEP global initiative reviewed in Copenhagen

UNEP’s Global ‘District Energy in Cities’ initiative held its fourth Annual Partners Meeting during Nordic Clean Energy Week

| | May 28, 2018 | 5:26 pm
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Dubai, UAE, 28 May 2018: Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), reviewed the progress of the UNEP’s Global ‘District Energy in Cities’ initiative, in which Empower is a partner, at the Fourth Annual Partners Meeting held in Copenhagen, Denmark, the company said in a Press communiqué.

Ahmad Bin Shafar and other delegates at the UNEP Annual Partners Meeting

The meeting was held on the sidelines of the Nordic Clean Energy Week, held from May 21 to 25, at Copenhagen, the communiqué said.

According to Empower, Bin Shafar took part as CEO of Empower and Special Advisor on District Cooling to the UNEP initiative. Bin Shafar took part in two sessions that were held on May 23 and 24 and highlighted Dubai’s success story, as well as its adoption of sustainable innovative projects, the communiqué said.

Bin Shafar at the entrance of UN Copenhagen Headquarters

Speaking on the occasion, Bin Shafar said: “Sustainability projects are key elements that Dubai and the UAE have relied on in the development and creation of a strategic environment for investment and excellence. Our competitiveness largely includes our innovations towards green living and sustainability. This has been recognised by global bodies and initiatives such as UNEP and its ‘Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All)’ programme, in which District Cooling is selected as one of the key accelerators and Empower has been cited as a successful case in energy efficiency and defending climate change.”

The communiqué said the Annual Partners’ Meeting, held on May 24, reviewed the results of last year’s meeting and the evaluation of the phases of introducing District Cooling systems in developing cities, including the cities in Bosnia & Herzegovina, Chile, China, India, Serbia, Malaysia and Morocco, among others. The communiqué further said the session also shed light on the steps to promote and deploy District Cooling systems in more cities.


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