Danfoss to participate in 2014 UN Climate Summit

Date: 23 September 2014

Danfoss is looking forward to participating in the UN Climate Summit on September 23 at the UN Headquarters in New York City. The summit was convened by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who challenged Heads of State and business leaders from around the world to come together to put forward commitments and innovative solutions to climate change.

Lars Tveen, President District Energy of Danfoss, will speak at the Summit on energy efficiency and the potential of district energy, representing Danfoss as the co-chair of the District Energy Systems initiative. The initiative is a cornerstone of the Global Energy Efficiency Accelerator Platform, a major effort led by Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) to double the global rate of energy efficiency improvement and the share of renewables in the global energy mix by 2030.

SE4ALL is a public-private partnership created by the UN Secretary-General in 2012. The initiative aims to ensure universal access to modern energy services, double the global rate of improvement of energy efficiency and the share of renewables in the global energy mix, all by 2030.

District energy is the most cost efficient and sustainable approach to heating and cooling homes and buildings, with the potential to reduce carbon emissions by more than 35 giga tons over the next four decades. By integrating and utilizing all sources of energy, district energy systems (DES) provide efficiency gains up to 90 percent relative to conventional heat and electricity generation. This intelligent energy infrastructure already supplies nearly 10 percent of the total heat demand across Europe, resulting in approximately 113 million tons of CO2savings each year.

 

For further information please contact:

Fleming Voetman, Head of Public Affairs, Danfoss, telephone +45 6172 7603