District Energy in Cities

Unlocking the Potential of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

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This guide collects and summarizes good practices on the successful mediation of resource conflicts. It draws on the field experiences of mediators and mediation experts, specifically those with natural resource expertise. It also features lessons learned from UNEP’s work on environmental diplomacy in different conflict-affected countries, with a particular focus on how to use impartial technical knowledge to equalize stakeholder information in a mediation process.



Exploring the transition to modern district energy systems

In Dubai, air conditioning represents 70% of electricity consumption. This led the city to develop the world’s largest district cooling network, which by 2030 will expand to meet 40% of the city’s cooling demand. District cooling is halving Dubai’s electricity use for cooling and also reducing its consumption of fresh water through use of treated sewage effluent.


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