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The gravity of the climate situation is quite obvious

H.E. François Hollande, during his time as French President, committed USD 1 billion towards UN’s Green Climate Fund to reduce the impact of climate change. A year later, in 2015, he brought in the Energy Transition Law to reduce France’s dependence on nuclear power. Hollande spoke to Susannah Streeter, Anchor for the BBC, during the World Green Economy Summit, which took place on October 24 and 25 in Dubai. Excerpts from the on-stage interaction, presented by Surendar Balakrishnan…

Added: Dec 4, 2018 | By B Surendar

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‘Retrofitting is the solution to energy efficiency,’ Emirates GBC says

Saeed Al Abbar, Chairman, Emirates Green Building Council (Emirates GBC), shares how the Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA) programme, aligned with the ambitious goals of the Paris Agreement, announced a Call for Action to achieve 100% Net Zero Carbon Buildings, which are energy efficient by 2050.

Added: Aug 20, 2018 | By Ranjana Konatt

Green growth needs incentives, better enforcement of building codes

On the sidelines of AMWAJ 2016*, Ruba Al-Zu'bi, the CEO of EDAMA Association, an NGO based in Jordan, spoke with Fatima de la Cerna of Climate Control Middle East about her experience as a founding member of the Jordan Green Building Council and shared details about the country’s efforts in promoting green growth and sustainable development. Excerpts from the interview…

Added: Mar 1, 2017 | By Fatima de la Cerna

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‘The industry now has an opportunity to innovate and move forward’

The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), in collaboration with ASHRAE, the US Department of Energy (DoE), the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, the California Air Resources Board and Johnson Controls, is engaged in a multi-million-dollar research programme to establish a strong case for the use of flammable refrigerants, as part of global efforts to phase down the use of high-GWP refrigerants and identify climate-friendly alternatives. AHRI attended the 28th Meeting of the Parties to Montreal Protocol in October in Kigali, Rwanda, during which an agreement was reached to include HFC refrigerants in the Protocol’s (treaty’s) purview. AHRI for long has supported the inclusion of HFCs under the treaty. B Surendar of Climate Control Middle East spoke to AHRI President, Steve Yurek in the aftermath of the watershed Kigali meeting.

Added: Dec 26, 2016 | By B Surendar

One for all, all for one

The onus is on the private sector to align itself to regional governments in their efforts to mitigate climate change, and to embrace solar energy as a giant leap towards a better and safer tomorrow, writes Ibrahim Al-Zu’bi

Added: Oct 27, 2016 | By CCME Content Team

Let’s talk VRFs

The 4th Annual Middle East Variable Refrigerant Flow Conference moved away from issues plaguing the VRF industry that had dominated the last edition of the event, and cast a forward-looking gaze at opportunities for growth and how the technology can help the region achieve its environmental goals. We bring you the post-event report.

Added: May 25, 2016 | By Rajiv Pillai

‘I think we’re on the cusp of a golden age – a new renaissance’

ASHRAE President-Elect*, Timothy Wentz, in conversation with Fatima de la Cerna of Climate Control Middle East, reveals his plans for the Society, and shares his thoughts on a wide range of topics, including the Internet of Things, the Paris Agreement, the future of refrigerants and Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth, which is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its release.

Added: May 24, 2016 | By Fatima de la Cerna

Decoding COP 21

Widely lauded as a historic accord on climate change, the Paris Agreement aims to mitigate global warming, by bringing about a reduction in GHG emissions, among other goals. But what would the adoption of the agreement mean for the industry and the region? How would it shape government regulations and business decisions? We bring you responses and reactions from regional and international industry leaders and members of organisations.

Added: Apr 17, 2016 | By CCME Content Team