Search

1 to 10 of 42
Sort by

Blog Entry
Underground water pipes: Another way for cities to keep cool

Amelie Bottolier-Depois, Tech Explore Summary As Paris swelters in record-breaking heat, visitors to some of the French capital's iconic landmarks are being kept cool without even knowing it by a labyrinthine network of underground water pipes. With climate change making hot weather...


Blog Entry
Empower: District Cooling Is Environmentally-Friendly and Saves Energy

Albawaba Summary In light of the urban expansion and the major developments in the construction sector, especially in the GCC, the gradual rise in temperature has become a challenge during the last hundred to two hundred years due to greenhouse gas emissions, carbon dioxide and many other...


Blog Entry
SDG 7: UNEP Implements District Cooling Phase in 6 Major Indian Cities

Devdiscourse News Desk Summary United Nations Environment Programme has started promoting district cooling initiatives in 6 major Indian cities. The initiative is currently underway in Amravati, Bhopal, Coimbatore, Pune, Rajkot and Thane. ISHRAE through its pan India presence is creating...


Blog Entry
Pittsburgh is ahead of schedule on 2030 District environmental challenge

Bill O'Toole, Next Pittsburgh Summary According to UN estimates, urban environments are responsible for 75 percent of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. If we have any hope of staving off the worst effects of climate change, we need to start with our cities. That’s where the 2030 District...


Blog Entry
India advances ground-breaking plan to keep planet and people cool

UN Environment Summary India’s new comprehensive Cooling Action Plan targets an increase in sustainable cooling for the good of its population, while helping to fight climate change Four years after temperatures hit the high forties in India, claiming over 2,000 lives, parts of the...

District Energy's profile image

Blog Entry
Empower selected as key partner in UN's efficient cooling initiative

MEP Middle East Summary The Cool Coalition, launched at the First Global Conference on Synergies between the 2030 Agenda and Paris Agreement, aims to make a positive impact on climate change. Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) announced its participation in the ‘Cool...

District Energy's profile image

Blog Entry
Staying Cool is Creating a Vicious Cycle on our Warming Planet

Joyce Msuya, Inter Press Service News Agency Summary NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 10 2019 (IPS) - Our planet is heating up. 2018 was the fourth-warmest year on record, with peak temperatures engulfing the planet – from 43°C in Baku, Azerbaijan, to the low 30s across Scandinavia. The last four years...

District Energy's profile image

Blog Entry
First ever Cities Summit calls for integrated approach to urban infrastructure

UN Environment Summary While Member States were adopting a resolution on sustainable infrastructure at the UN Environment Assembly, the Cities Summit reinforced the importance of local action and the need for an integrated approach to urban infrastructure. Already 60 per cent of waste and...


Blog Entry
Empower renews commitment to cut cooling emissions

Press Release, ZAWYA Summary Dubai, UAE: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation ( Empower ), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, is reaffirming its commitment to cut cooling emissions in response to the fresh strides made by UN Environment. In a recent statement...


Blog Entry
District energy: a secret weapon for climate action and human health

UN Environment Summary If you’re sweltering in Delhi or shivering in Detroit and want affordable, environmentally friendly cooling or heating, district energy may be your best bet. A district energy system is a network of pipes that heat and cool buildings across a neighbourhood or entire...