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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. ...


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In the face of worsening climate crisis, UN Summit to deliver new pathways and practical actions to shift global response into higher gear

Climate Action Summit Press Release Summary Leaders from government, business, and civil society today are to announce potentially far-reaching steps to confront climate change at the United Nations Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit in New York. As carbon pollution, temperatures, and...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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...

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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...

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