Past events

Group photograph of Birmingham Energy Institute's Clean Cold Congress 2018
Birmingham Energy Institute's Clean Cold Congress 2018



Dubai workshop

On 9 and 10 April 2018, The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) hosted a two day ‘clean cool’ workshop exploring ways of meeting the country’s rapidly rising demand for air-conditioning and cooling with more sustainable cooling technologies. This special event was co-hosted with the EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network and the University of Birmingham in partnership with Heriot-Watt University.

His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, opened the two day workshop stating: As the economy grows and the impacts of climate change start taking hold, the UAE urgently needs to find ways to reconcile its fast-growing cooling demand and its environmental goals.”

Experts from both the UAE and Europe discussed the opportunities from a wide range of emerging low-carbon cooling systems and how to cooperate in accelerating their deployment. Findings and recommendations from the workshop will form an important step to help inform new cooling solutions across the region as well as to establish an EU-UAE partnership for academic and industry collaborations to help demonstrate and disseminate these technologies.

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Hosts Innovative 'Clean Cold' Workshop in Dubai

A Cool World: 1st International Congress on Clean Cooling, 18 - 19 April 2018

On 18 and 19 April 2018, we hosted the first international congress dedicated to clean cooling. During this congress high-profile speakers including Sir David King, former Special Representative for Climate Change and Pawanexh Kohli, Chief advisor and CEO for the National Centre for Cold-chain Development in India explored this most pressing of issues.

Find out more about our Cool World congress by visiting the Cool World mini-site