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UN report: Increased warming closing in on agreed upon limit

Yahoo! News Summary The world is getting closer to passing a temperature limit set by global leaders five years ago and may exceed it in the next decade or so, according to a new United Nations report. In the next five years, the world has nearly a 1-in-4 chance of experiencing a year that...


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New partnership between UNEP and ReNew Power to increase access to clean, efficient energy in India

UN Environment Programme Summary India’s largest renewable energy company, ReNew Power, and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) have signed a partnership agreement to promote increased access to renewable energy and improved energy efficiency. The strengthened partnership between the two...


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How Cities are Using Nature to Keep Heatwaves at Bay

UN Environment Programme Summary The more the planet warms, the more cities are finding they need new ways to keep urban temperatures down and protect their residents. Heatwaves are already by far the deadliest weather-related disasters in Europe; 140,000 deaths associated with 83 heatwaves...


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Cool plan: Study Says Better Aircon Can Slow Global Warming

StarTribune Summary Making air conditioners and fridges more energy efficient and using more climate-friendly refrigerants can significantly slow global warming, according to a U.N.-backed report released Friday. The report published by the U.N. Environment Program and the International...


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Canadian communities are tapping into greener ways to heat and cool buildings

Emily Chung, CBC News Summary During the cold, snowy winters in much of Canada, many of us rely on furnaces, boilers and baseboard heaters to keep our homes and offices comfortable — and hope they don't suddenly quit during a cold snap. But what if you didn't need any heating equipment in...


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ENGIE CEO speaks at World Climate Summit in NYC

Summary Isabelle Kocher, CEO of ENGIE, spoke at the World Climate Summit in New York on September 23rd, 2019 as part of the session, People Centered Action Now . Full Speech Mister Secretary General, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I believe we all feel and say the same: we...


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Modern District Energy Systems Crucial to Climate Targets

Global Data Technology, POWER Technology Summary Modern district energy systems are the most effective approach for many cities to transition to sustainable heating and cooling. This is achieved by improving energy efficiency and enabling higher shares of renewables. Modern district energy...


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UNEP Global District Energy in Cities Initiative China Project National Workshop 14 October

UN Environment Summary The UNEP DES Initiative China Project's national workshop on 14 October 2019 in Beijing as well as the Capacity Building Training Sessions on 16-17 October in Xi'an Chanba Eco-District. The rapid assessment results of the selected 5 cities in China will be presented...


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In Support of Climate Action, Cool Coalition Partners Announce Huge Push on Efficient, Climate-friendly Cooling

UN Environment Summary As the world gathered for the Climate Action Summit today, partners of the Cool Coalition announced major new commitments on efficient, climate-friendly cooling which can make a huge positive impact on climate change, help achieve sustainable development and save...


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Empower highlights importance of district cooling at 'Energy Action Forum'

Emirates News Agency Summary DUBAI, 23rd September, 2019 (WAM) -- Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation, Empower, has participated in the ‘Energy Action Forum’, at the United Nations’ Climate Action Summit 2019, which is currently taking place at the UN headquarters in New York. ...