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 >>


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 17476 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 : ADWEA Leadership Witnesses Progress of UAE's Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program
Next Story : Empower Presents Best Practices and Innovations at International District Energy Association's (IDEA...
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers


Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Top Perfume Picks for Mother's Day @ Glambeaute.com
Filorga Launches Lift Range
Nissan's e-POWER technology wins environmental award
The Global Sensation UFO Lands in Europe at Cosmoprof 2018
Discover the MISA Cho Gong Jin Oriental and Herbal Skincare Range from Missha
Drink yourself to looking younger with Skinade
The V-Tox Facial by Linda Meredith Skincare
Mother's Day Offer from Blush N Curls Salon
It's Mother's Day!
Corporate Power Dressing redefined at Kachins Signature
Al-Futtaim Honda launches 10th generation Honda Accord
The only line you'll love in your face – your perfect jawline!
GMC sets a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title in partnership with Abu Dhabi Police
ba&sh's Spring-Summer collection 2018
OMEGA Launches its NATO Strap “Pop-Up Boutique” in Paris
Raymond Weil introduces the Maestro Blues
Top Picks for Babies & Kids @ Glambeaute.com
GUESS Unveils the Kids Spring 2018 Collection and Campaign
Cadillac Alghanim kicks off world-class opportunity in Kuwait
A Meet & Greet with the Pakistani Cricket Sensation Umar Akmal
Beyond Beauty partners with Platinum Records to position teen sensation Hala Al ...
The Spring Summer 18 Womenswear Collection
Milan-san Remo a Dream Target as Uae Team Emirates Announce Super-seven Line Up
IKEA launches the OMEDELBAR limited-edition collection!
Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Attracts 1200 Emirati Job Seekers at Careers...
Samsung Mother's Day Blurbs 2018
The Collection by Phuong Dang
Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Inaugurates SIKK...
Join the UAEs first Women's Warrior Challenge.
Scuderia Ferrari Father & Son Gift Set
From Jade to Diamond
SOUQ welcomes 3M's innovative products to serve everyday customer needs
Chloé Reinterprets the Iconic “Carlina” Sunglass With an Exclusive Twist Motif
The era of Quiet Rebels
Lufthansa Group achieves best result in its history
Agreement signed in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Na...
Business of beauty goes green at Beautyworld Middle East 2018 as Natural & Organ...
2XL launches “Caspar” living room collection in grey
Dubai WoodShow takes off with more than 300 exhibitors from 55 countries and six...
Galeries Lafayette Le Gourmet Food Fest returns back to City Walk
10 Must-see Activities at Dubai International Horse Fair This Week
TAG Heuer Continues its Automotive Legacy On & Off the Track with 3 New Contempo...
Turkish Airlines Closes Airbus and Boeing Orders
Blackberry® Keyone Bronze Edition Available Now in the Middle East
The Bremont 1918 Limited Edition Collection
LACOSTE reveals a new feminine watch collection - the Kea family!
Keventers unveils Kids Special Menu for Mother's Day
Emirati woman grabs first place in women's category of 18th Fazza Open Champions...
Boss watches presents Magnitude collection – a new angle on time!