Cool Up participated in the Middle East and North Africa Climate Week (MENA CW) held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in October 2023. The conference provided a platform for policymakers, practitioners, businesses and civil society to exchange on climate solutions, barriers to overcome and opportunities realized in different regions.
From the 8th to the 12th of October, the government of Saudi Arabia hosted the Middle East and North Africa Climate Week, a conference centered around exploring climate solutions ahead of COP28.
Cool Up’s contribution
On October 8th, experts from Cool Up will spoke at an Action Hub Event entitled “Accelerating technological change for future-proof cooling by strengthening regional capacities” together with the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE).
On October 10th and October 11th, Cool Up’s Programme Director, Katja Eisbrenner (Director at Guidehouse), participated in two sessions entitled, respectively, “Structured consultation on A 6.4 methodologies for emission reductions and removals relevant for MENA region” and “Climate-resilient infrastructure systems: adapting to extreme weather events in urban MENA”, both organized by UNFCC.
On October 10th, Cool Up’s Programme Manager, Nesen Surmeli-Anac (Associate Director at Guidehouse), spoke at an Action Track Event entitled “Forging Pathways for Building Decarbonisation and Resilience in MENA”, organized by UN Habitat and GlobalABC.
Our Cool Up experts paved the way for enlightening discussions and future collaboration across the sustainable cooling sphere in the MENA region and beyond. The event was a great success and forged many meaningful connections.
*pictures were taken by the Cool Up team and Öko Recherche