Who We Are

UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre is a leading international advisory institution on energy, climate and sustainable development.

Its work focuses on assisting developing countries and emerging economies transition towards more low carbon development paths, and supports integration of climate-resilience in national development.

UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre is actively engaged in implementing UN Environment’s Climate Change Strategy and Energy Programme.

The centre employs 70 experts of 22 different nationalities working around the world from offices in UN City, Copenhagen and has more than 30 years of experience working with academia from leading institutions around the world.

UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre was founded as the UNEP Risoe centre by UNEP, The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Danish Technical University in 1990. From 2014 to February 2022, the centre was called UNEP DTU Partnership, until it became the UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre.

Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency

As part of UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre, the Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency has established itself as an internationally recognized actor and acts as Energy Efficiency hub for the SEforALL initiative. The Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency engages in partnerships with cities and countries by examining their current activities, identifying potential high-impact opportunities and providing guidance on best practice. With a strong focus on in-country implementation, the Centre presents a strong complement to other institutions that are active in political engagement, policy development and data analysis in support of global energy efficiency.