Datacenters have an important role to play in digital transformation. Today’s datacenters have the potential to become a dynamic change agent within smart urban systems. The growth of inefficient datacentre brings irreversible economic and environmental ramifications to the society. Currently, the world’s datacentres consumed 3% of global electricity with a growth project to 20% by 2025. These power hungry datacentres […]
Energy efficiency remains the cheapest, easiest step to help reach Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7) on clean and affordable energy for all while simultaneously decarbonizing the global economy, cleaning the air we breathe, and expanding energy access. However, on the eve of the final decade to achieve the SDGs, we are still missing the mark on investment needed for energy […]
Local governments around the world have started to take initiatives to lead the necessary processes to create resilient communities in the face of climate change. They have formed, for example, coalitions to boost and accelerate climate action through the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy and help nations to set new and more ambitious climate goals for the coming […]
District heating and district cooling, also known as district energy systems, is a crucial technical solution for clean and liveable cities. The UN Environment, together with many other partners, is providing technical support to a dozen countries in their efforts for district energy development. How to measure and report the energy, climate change mitigation, and other social and economic benefits […]
2nd UfM Energy and Climate Business Forum: Supporting local authorities in their efforts towards the energy transitionRead more
Gabriela Prata Dias will be speaking for the “Session 1- Setting the Scene: Regional Framework“. This session aims to provide a general framework on the state of play of local authorities actions regarding energy efficiency, climate change adaptation and mitigation as well as renewable energies, with a special focus on shared regional challenges and opportunities.
Demand for space cooling is set to rise to 30% of buildings’ electricity demand by 2050 with nearly 70% of the increase coming from the residential sector (IEA, The Future of Cooling, 2018). In both developed and developing countries, such cooling demand will bring numerous benefits to the economy and our health, but will have profound impacts on the environment […]
The Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency, the Argentinian Network of Municipalities in the face of Climate Change (RAMCC) and the Secretariat of Science and Technology of the University of Buenos Aires have designed a training course on ‘Efficient Energy Management in Municipalities’. The training course consists of 56 virtual hours, and another 6 hours of project tutoring for each participating municipality, in order to […]