Event & Ceremony

The Global District Energy Climate Award and its event is the occasion where outstanding innovative projects are awarded. We are delighted to confirm that the #21GDECA, the 7th Global District Energy Climate Awards Ceremony, will be hosted by APUEA, The Asian Pacific Urban Energy Association – on Thursday, 11 November 2021 in Bangkok, Thailand.


The Asia Urban Energy Assembly is an international two-day event facilitating dialogues on sustainable urban energy topics between energy professionals, government agencies, city representatives, and investors. The theme of the event is “Towards a carbon-neutral future”, covering Smart Energy City (SEC), Multi Energy Systems (MES), District Energy (DE), and related energy topics.

As an integrated part of the Asia Urban Energy Assembly, the 7th Global District Energy Climate Awards will be hosted by APUEA, recognizing world-leading district energy projects while highlighting how district energy systems help cities and communities transition towards a carbon-neutral future. 

This year is the first time the event is held in the Asia-Pacific, which offers excellent opportunities for regional actors to promote their offerings and references for the international District Energy community.

The two day event will gather government officials, international organisations, city representatives, planning agencies, utility executives, financial and legal experts, planners, developers, design institutes, investors, academia and domestic and international sector associations among many others.

Read the APUEA magazine

APUEA, Issue 10, June 2021: 

In the tenth issue of the APUEA Magazine, you can read how Southeast Asia’s Cities are central to the decarbonization fight, why District Cooling is necessity, and about the potential of recovering Waste Energy in cities. We look into if Smart Cities can reduce emissions despite urbanization and population growth and explore a Smart District Heating project in Sanmenxia, P.R. China. We also provide insights into the Future of Operation and Maintenance and Clean Energy opportunities through city-scale Covid-19 recovery plans. The magazine includes articles from Black & Veatch, Qatar Cool, IVL-Swedish Environmental Research Institute, ABB, NXITY, Siveco China, C40-Cities, and APUEA.

Click here to read the full Magazine online   

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  • APUEA, Issue 9, March 2021 – Click here to read the full Magazine online | Download: pdf 15.2 mb
  • APUEA, Issue 8, October 2020 – Click here to read the full Magazine online | Download: pdf 15.1 mb

Global District Energy Climate Awards – Initiative

Launched in 2009, the Global District Energy Climate Awards recognise systems that illustrate the overall importance of District Energy (heating & cooling) in providing sustainable energy solutions.

Information from previous editions of the GDECA ceremony can be viewed in the archive section.

Some impressions:

The International District Cooling and Heating conference in Doha in October provided an excellent possibility for networking and promoted the knowledge and technology exchange of district cooling. It was a great opportunity to present Sweden’s longstanding and advanced technology in both district cooling and heating. The Global District Energy Climate Award highlighted even more the importance of what district heating & cooling can do to reduce global warming! Euroheat & Power is skilled and has a key role to drive the development of district energy forward by continuing to successfully identify relevant initiatives and support the industry outside the EU! Euroheat & Power provides top-range business and regulation intelligence, represents the interest of the DHC sector in the European policy market and provides a platform for open exchange beyond Europe. Thank you for the excellent organization - Congratulations to a very successful conference!
H.E. Ewa Polano, Ambassador of Sweden to Qatar.