Dubai, UAE, 13 June 2019: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) is taking part in the 5th Annual Partners’ Forum, organised by the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) for its ‘District Energy in Cities’ initiative. The meeting is being held from 11 to 14 June in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO, Empower and Special Advisor on District Cooling, is attending the Forum, in addition to a number of experts on District Cooling from around the world. Bin Shafar is taking part in various panel discussions, as part of the ‘District Energy in Cities’ initiative to promote the industry and support global initiatives for energy efficiency. The ‘District Energy in Cities’ initiative aims to spread energy efficiency around the world, research the role of District Cooling systems in energy and water efficiency, and introduce higher rates of renewable energy sources into cities.
“The UN Environment’s Annual Partners’ Meeting of ‘District Energy in Cities’ initiative, is a great opportunity for participants to identify major challenges in the cooling sector, and review the latest cooling solutions, technologies and innovations in District Cooling,” Bin Shafar said. “Empower aims to support sustainable development efforts in cities by enhancing the efficiency of the District Cooling sector.”
Bin Shafar stressed that Empower is one of the supporting partners of the UNEP initiative, which aims to increase the use of District Cooling systems in Arab countries and across the world to increase energy efficiency, reduce harmful emissions, strengthen local and regional economies, and promote the social and environmental benefits of District Cooling systems.