Event update: 1st IIR-UNEP Joint Experts’ Round-Table on Cold Chain Management in Hot Climates
The IIR and UNEP join forces on Cold Chain Management in Hot Climates
In collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the IIR is proud to announce the
in partnership with ASHRAE Falcon Chapter
Cold Chain Management in Hot Climates
26-27 September 2016
Arjaan Hotel by Rotana Dubai Media City
Chaired by Mrs Halima Thraya,
IIR Delegate of Tunisia and Chairperson of the IIR Working Group on the "Cold Chain in Warm Climates"
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) with 50% living in towns. These towns face increasingly severe food supply problems due to the lack of refrigeration.
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: Technology, Operation and Policies.
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, with the participation of industrialists, to help build bridges between industry, environment and governments.
View the event details.
- Policy brief available to download: Developing the cold chain in the agrifood sector in sub-Saharan Africa
- The IIR Working Group on “The Cold Chain in Hot Climate Countries” lead by Halima Thraya (Delegate of Tunisia)
- 29th Note on Refrigeration Technologies: The Role of Refrigeration in the Global Economy (November 2015)