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 >> Others

 
  Share

The Global Cooperation Agreement brings together countries such as Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, Germany (European Union), Japan, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States of America 

Dubai, UAE, 1 July 2017:  In an effort to enhance the conservational impact and development of district cooling in the UAE, Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider and a member of the Board of Directors of International District Energy Association(IDEA); and partners of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) District Energy in Cities Initiative, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), a Global Cooperation Agreement at the 108th IDEA Annual Conference & Tradeshow held in Scottsdale, U.S.A, from 26 to 29 June  2017. 

Earlier this year Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of the Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), was chosen by the United Nations Environment to become the special advisor on district cooling within its “global district energy in cities” initiative. 

The Global Cooperation Agreement defines common objectives and a collaborative framework intended to increase deployment of district energy in respective countries around the globe to increase energy efficiency, reduce emissions, strengthen local and regional economies, and deliver the social and environmental benefits of efficient district energy systems.

“At Empower we've always been committed to accelerate deployment of district energy. The signing of the Global Cooperation Agreement is a testament to support Dubai's Integrated Energy Strategy directed by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to build a green economy in the UAE and transform Dubai into a global centre for clean energy and green economy. While the agreement will facilitate international collaboration and cross-border exchange, it will also help us increase energy efficiency, enhance energy security, strengthen the local economy and reduce harmful emissions. In addition, it will also help educate and inform governments and citizens on the economic, environmental and energy-efficiency advantages of district energy systems in order to foster adoption of policies and regulations favorable for expansion and deployment,” said Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower.

In effect until 60 months from the date of execution, the Global Cooperation Agreement brings together countries such as Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, Germany, Japan, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America to jointly share effort to advance the district energy industry and promote sustainable and resilient technologies. 

In addition, the Global Cooperation Agreement will significantly enhance the pre-existing mutual collaboration between several countries and allow for the achievement of sustainability and resiliency goals at a larger scale than previously possible. Furthermore, the countries will jointly develop, promote and disseminate operational best practices and standardised technical guidelines to support continued industry growth while ensuring reliable, efficient and sustainable operations.

Considering the impacts and growing frequency of severe weather events worldwide, resiliency and energy efficiency have become important considerations in infrastructure development. District energy systems are emerging as a key element for climate change mitigation and adaptation. The signing of the aforementioned MOU is intended to bring a more formal obligation to all involved parties to continue the support of sustainable growth and improved economic and environmental performance provided by new and existing district energy systems in communities across the globe.

“The collaboration between the countries who have signed the Global Cooperation Agreement will include policy advice, data and best practice sharing and the promotion of access to critical knowledge. This is a unique opportunity for Empower and we are pleased to support this important initiative to enhance global cooperation and increase sharing of industry best practices,” concluded Ahmad Bin Shafar.

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, among others.



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 19124 times
Posted on : Saturday, July 1, 2017  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story :
Next Story :
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
Global brands with lowest cost at Karama Ware house sale from this Thursday
Glam's Makeup Launches in the Middle East
Review: Facial with Dr Renaud's range at Nazih
Glasshouse Collection from Olivia Burton
CFB T3 000 Manufacture Movement Pioneering Peripheral Technology
CALVIN KLEIN WOMEN: The first CALVIN KLEIN fragrance developed under the vision...
Mr. Burberry Indigo Eau De Toilette
Hour Choice presents Coach New York Collection
Prevention, Not Cure: Kaya's ‘Hair Strength Therapies' Set to Rid the Gulf of it...
Tommy Hilfiger Iconic Sport collection
Matthew Fitzpatrick Wins the 2018 Omega European Masters
Executive Tourbillon Free Wheel
Introducing New Make-up From Rodial That You Need In Your Kit
Australia's Number No.1 Natural Skincare Brand* Partners With Jessica Kahawaty
Rado reimagines a bold 1960s classic for the 21st Century
Scuderia Ferrari presents Fall winter collection
Kate Spade New York Presents Debut Collection From Creative Director Nicola Gla...
Introducing VK Beauty Lounge & Bar
Alina Anwar Couture Launches in UAE
Tata Communications Strengthens Cyber Defence in the Middle East with the Launch...
Introducing Home Fragrance at Robinsons, Dubai Festival City
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Takes the Luxury of Privacy to a New Level
Facebook Launches Community Help on Facebook Lite
British Classics Make a Comeback in Jack Wills AW18 Collections
Dubai Culture Organises ‘Writing Literature Novels and Editing them as Play Scri...
Bring a Touch of Sophistication to Your Home with The Exclusive SmegXDolce&Gabba...
Up Your Health and Lifestyle Game with the Huawei TalkBand B5
Roberto Cavalli's Exclusive Duo of Fragrances
du and Holidays by flydubai partnership takes flight to bring great experiences ...
‘Unseen Potential' - Art from Scrap and Discarded Parts
CNN's Inside the Middle East explores the region's evolving photography scene
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi invites guests to enjoy the spectacular Friends & Family...
New Google Search feature launches for job-seekers in Arab world
Majid Al Futtaim and UNICEF Partner to Help Send 1 Million Children to School by 2020
Honda voted “Preferred Sedan Car Brand of the Year” for the fourth year in a row
Audi headed for the future with Formula E and DTM
Defying Age With Skin Republic's Gold and Platinum Face Masks
Al-Futtaim Toyota's Upgrade campaign brings back the hottest car deals
NARS Erdem SS19 Beauty Report
Sheikh Zayed, the First Falconer and Nature Protector
Your skin needs more than just sunscreen
Al-Futtaim Toyota swoops another win at the Filipino Times Awards
PAN Emirates bedroom festival with discount up to 70%
UHOA goes live with #YouBeUganda at Expo 2018
Lacoste.12.12 Collection
Diana Arno Expands Online Shopping to Middle East
Trevor Sorbie Range Relaunches in the UAE
William Collection by Hugo Boss
Mousses Etoiles to reveal the latest luxury designs of commercial-use outdoor fu...
Why the Modern-Day Oil and Gas Industry Needs Millennials to Survive?