Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation PJSC (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, underscores, on the occasion of the 27th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27), which is being held in the Egyptian city of Sharm El-Sheikh from 6 to 18 November, that adopting environmentally friendly practices in the cooling industry instead of conventional methods can help minimizing climate change risks. District cooling systems have proven quite efficient in reducing energy consumption as well as carbon emissions as they save up to 50% of electricity compared to conventional cooling systems.
His Excellency Ahmad Bin Shafar, Empower’s CEO, said that in light of the various challenges posed by climate change everywhere, the demand for cooling services has considerably increased around the world.
According to Bin Shafar, the UAE higher authorities, in collaboration with their partners in the public and private sectors, support all the efforts exerted with regards to climate change mitigation and adaptation. This is yet done through many initiatives and programs including: the National Climate Change Plan 2050, endorsed by the Council of Ministers in June 2017 and the National Program for Climate Adaptation, approved by the first round of the government annual meetings in September 2017.
"It has become essential for all the concerned parties around the globe to launch implementation plans and adopt the highly efficient district cooling systems so as to effectively contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption”, he added. “
Bin Shafar also explained that compared to the conventional cooling methods, district cooling solutions can help us to save up to 50% of the energy used for space cooling. This does not only contribute to curbing climate change, but also enhances economic development, reduces environmental pollution and significantly curtail our consumption of water, electricity and other natural resources. All these will eventually breed cities that are quite immune against climate change and its risks, he pointed out.