GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >> Government, Legal and Humanity

 
  Share
The company marks another milestone in carbon abatement
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 13, 2017: Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, received the official Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) cancellation certificate issued by United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) for the successful offset of emissions during the IDEA District Cooling 2016 Conference, in cooperation with Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (DCCE).
The cancellation certificate was presented to Bin Shafar by Ivano Iannelli, CEO, Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence. The certificate is an important milestone testifying Empower's leading approach to green practices and reinstates Dubai's position in the development of a UAE carbon market.
“It is indeed an honour to receive the cancellation certificate, which is a reflection of our ethos that we refuse to rest on our achievements and continue to strive to become a more environmentally responsible organisation. At Empower, we consider carbon emission reductions an integral part of our environmental strategy and adopt the best green practices in line with the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The CER certification not only reinstates our commitment towards climate change mitigation, but also drives Dubai and the UAE closer to achieving its agenda of sustainable development,” said Bin Shafar.
The purchase and cancellation of CERs owned by Dubai Carbon allows local businesses to reduce and offset their carbon emissions using locally sourced carbon credits from regional clean energy projects. The CERs were generated from the DEWA's Chiller Station L, CDM Project. The project is the source of the CERs utilised for cancellation, which reduces around 26,800 metric tonnes of CO2 equivalent per annum and is one of the few CDM projects generating carbon credits in the GCC. The station utilises energy efficient technology in electricity generation.
“Following the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030 and the Paris Climate Agreement, it is increasingly important that companies set an example in reducing emissions. At Empower we are committed to reducing our CO2 emissions to support the Dubai Carbon Abatement Strategy and Dubai Plan 2021. In addition, reducing the amount of carbon not only drives the country towards a carbon-neutral framework, but also significant cost reductions, which ultimately leads to greater profits,” added Bin Shafar.
This prestigious certificate not only contributes to the growth of green projects in the region, but augments Empower's position in the development of a green sustainable economy. While the cancellation certificate promotes awareness and encourages the emission of CO2, it also provides a central point for representing a successful and sustainable UAE.
“Empower's commitment is a milestone in green economy leadership and the IDEA District Cooling 2016 conference is the perfect platform to showcase new international best practices. Events such as these are engines of innovation and are an integral part of getting business done in today's world. Being an attractive hub for international trade shows and conferences, Dubai presents a promising ground for green events,” says Ivano Iannelli, CEO, Dubai Carbon.“We expect to see more carbon-reduction programmes in the events industry. When you organise an event it is very important to understand the carbon impact, so you can identify areas where you have room to make reductions,” said Ivano Iannelli.
Empower currently operates more than 1.250 Million RT, providing environmentally responsible district cooling services to large-scale real estate developments such as Jumeirah Group, Business Bay, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai International Financial Centre, Palm Jumeirah, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Ibn Battuta Mall, Discovery Gardens, Dubai Healthcare City, Dubai World trade Centre Residences, Dubai Design District, amongst others.



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 6045 times
Posted on : Wednesday, September 13, 2017  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Prepares its Students for New Academic Year
Next Story : USD 32 billion worth of urban construction projects being tendered in region
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
RUNWAY DUBAI creates a new buzz campaign for fashion tourism
Time for Some AIGNER Love
Achieve whiter teeth at home with Spotlight Teeth White Strips
SUC signed MOU with Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah
Golden Bridge Rectangle Diamonds Celebrates The Virtuosity Of Art Deco Design Genius
Gift gorgeous skin this festive season.
Calvin Klein Presents Steadfast Collection
BOSS watches presents Navigator Collection
Sthan, bringing you authentic Frontier food from beyond borders, is now open in Dubai
Absolutely Rejuvenated Skin to Start the New Year
Coach Women's Lex Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch Collection
Mohammed bin Rashid Launches UAE Astronaut Programme
Glamazle.com names a Lipstick after Yardstick Marketing as a testimonial to the ...
Step into 2018 with skinade & slow down the signs of ageing
‘Artistry' - Branded Jewellery show at Malabar Gold & Diamonds' outlet in Meena ...
With the Increasing Trend of Grooming Among Men, Kaya Skin Clinic Launches an Ex...
SUC Conducted the 10th CEO Lecture Series
Together for Egyptian Cinema: A Million happy viewers
Nouveau Lashes & Beauty – The Aftercare Range
The First “Dilmah Silver Jubilee Gourmet” in a Middle East Hotel Opens in Pullma...
Lg V30+ Launches in the Uae and Makes Its Way Into Customers' Pockets and Lives
LG bets high on Premium TV Market with industry leading OLED Technology
Over 200 developers across India participate in CREDAI's Indian Property Show
Unilever's Lipton Jebel Ali Tea Factory First in MENA to Achieve Bronze World Cl...
Dubai-based teen star Polina Butorina releases her debut album ‘Ocean of Emotions'
10 years on Bremont refreshes ALT1-P range
Switzerland wins a Good Design Award for the first chronograph-watch in history
Win 3000 Dollars with Splash
Saint Honore presents the distinguished Haussmann for men in an elegant avatar
Sleigh your style with women'secret's festive collection
LPG Endermologie provides tips for you to stay healthy and glowing inside and out
Ghantoot present 17th Emirates Open Polo Championship International
Al Tayer Motors Celebrates 100 Years of Ford Pick-up Trucks
Joyalukkas the World's Favourite Jeweller Now Launches in South Extension, Delhi
DIFF Welcomes Robert Bosch Stiftung to the Festival's 14th Edition
Registration Opens for the Fazza Championships for Falconry 2018
Festive and NYE Happenings at Tub of Butter
SOUQ launches “Amazon Global Store” bringing over a million global products to t...
du Opens New Business Centre Facility at Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza)
Ring in the New Year with Ramada Plaza Jumeirah Beach in JBR at Fogueira, Speake...
Party Season Essentials at Paris Gallery
Lacoste Introduces Motion Collection
Saxo Bank 2018 Outrageous Predictions: 2018 will be a true roller coaster ride c...
De'longhi Bean-to-cup Coffee Machines
Huawei's ultimate gift guide for the 2017 Holiday Season
Green Hope on Former US Vice President Al Gore's 24 Hours of Climate Reality telecast
The du Youth Council Holds a Volunteering Day at Al Ain Zoo with People of Deter...
Indian realty in revival mode, says industry expert
DIFF Closes With Full Force on the Red Carpet
MEPRA announces winners of its 2017 awards