HOST: SEforALL District Energy Accelerator
How can we heat and cool our cities without compromising air quality, climate goals, energy security and affordability? Urban leaders are responding to this challenge by embracing a modern approach for supplying energy to their cities. An approach that integrates local renewables, cogeneration plants and district heating and cooling networks in one low-carbon system. 197 nations adopted a New Urban Agenda in Quito last year that recognizes such ‘modern district energy’ networks as a key solution to integrate renewables and efficiency in cities.
The SEforALL ‘District Energy in Cities Initiative’ led by UN Environment, in collaboration with 38 partners, is realizing a district energy project pipeline and associated policies across 33 cities and 7 countries. Join us in this session to meet with countries and cities who will pitch their new policies and projects on district energy systems to technology providers, operators, and investors in the panel and the audience. UN Environment and the Global Environment Facility will present this public-private partnership and how invite new governments and partners can join to accelerate investment in district energy in their cities.