1st IIR-UNEP Joint Experts’ Round-Table on Cold Chain Management in Hot Climates
The IIR and UNEP organise a Joint Experts’ Round-Table on Cold Chain Management in Hot Climates
In collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the IIR is proud to announce the
26-27 September 2016
Arjaan Hotel by Rotana Dubai Media City
Why Cold Chain Management in Hot Climates?
In warm countries, where microbial growth is faster as a result of high temperatures, the use of refrigeration is essential.
More than 80% of the world’s population lives in developing countries (the majority in warm climates) and it is estimated that 35% of the population of these countries live in towns with increasingly severe food supply problems due to the lack of refrigeration.
Still today, emphasis is put on increasing agricultural production but the importance of refrigeration for these same products is not reinforced and thus inadequate, which can lead to considerable post-production losses.
With this in mind, the IIR and UNEP agreed to join efforts in order to address this issue by promoting the provision of state-of-the-art technical support to developing countries for more efficient management of the Cold Chain Sector.
This will be the first joint action of the two international organisations on this matter.
Technical Focus of the Joint Experts’ Round-Table
The Experts' Round-Table will address different aspects related to the Cold Chain Network’s three key dimensions i.e. Technology, Operation and Policies.
The main topics of the event's sessions will include, but are not limited to:
- Food Security in hot climates
- Challenges to Cold Chain systems and networks in hot climates
- Availability of technologies
- Energy efficiency considerations
- Low GWP technologies
- Technologies vs Applications
- New Cold Chain Concepts e.g. Logistic platform storage
- Issues related to the Transportation sector
- Considerations of special sectors i.e. Fishery, Marine, etc.
A strategic opportunity for international collaborations
Presentations will be delivered by speakers from international and regional organisations and associations, as well as selected government environmental representatives from different continents to help build bridges between industry, environment and governments.
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