Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, continues its support to national and international efforts to achieve sustainable development and reduce climate change impact. These are the focus points of this year’s World Government Summit which is being held in Dubai. The Summit aims to bring together governments and influential leaders to work together to improve people’s lives, and serve human communities, through sustainable development, based on conservation of natural resources and access to more sustainable consumption patterns.
Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower, received a tribute at a special ceremony held at Etihad Museum in Dubai, to announce the launch of the State of Green Economy Report 2019, in recognition of Empower’s sponsorship and effective role in the preparation of the report which reviews annual achievements in the field of sustainable development. The Supreme Council of Energy compiled the report, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (Dubai Carbon), the World Green Economy Organisation (WGEO), and many local and regional organisations, as well as public and private entities.
“The State of Green Economy Report aims to help public and private sectors’ progress towards a green economy. Empower is one of the annual sponsors of this report, which highlights major projects and initiatives that promote green practices in all areas. These practices contribute to achieving comprehensive and sustainable national development. The UAE’s wise leadership, led by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, stressed the need to build a green economy based on diversity and innovation, and reduce reliance on energy sources to achieve developments and preserve natural resources for future generations,” said Bin Shafar.