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Advancing climate action through the UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre

With operational support provided by UNOPS, the Centre will step up implementation of the UN Environment Programme's (UNEP) climate change strategy and energy programme.

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The UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre (UNEP-CCC) has been a leading international research and advisory institute on energy, climate and sustainable development for more than 30 years.

Previously called the UNEP DTU Partnership, it was established in 1990 based on an agreement between UNEP, the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU).

“The UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre is a vital part of our mission to deliver compelling science in support of environmental decision-making and climate action across the world," said UNEP Executive Director Inger Andersen.

"I would like to offer my sincere thanks to the Technical University of Denmark for hosting the centre and express my appreciation to UNOPS for taking on the responsibilities of supporting the UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre – we are looking forward to collaborating closely,” added Ms. Andersen.

Climate action is a global priority and UNOPS is committed to helping our partners achieve their 2030 Agenda commitments, to build a better future."

Grete Faremo - UNOPS Executive Director

"This new agreement builds on a firm and long-lasting relationship between UNEP and UNOPS. With UNOPS support, the UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre will continue its important contribution working towards tackling the climate emergency,” added Ms. Faremo.

UNEP-CCC supports developing and middle-income countries in their efforts to progress towards a climate-resilient, low-carbon future and to integrate climate priorities in national development planning.

“The Danish support to the UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre demonstrates a long-term Danish commitment to tackle climate change," said Flemming Møller Mortensen, Danish Minister for Development Cooperation.

"The new Centre will be able to provide urgently needed support for developing countries to find climate-resilient and low-carbon pathways. The Centre stands on 30 years of experience from the UNEP DTU Partnership,” he added.

The Centre also provides support to developing countries in building national transparency systems to track and report on climate actions and their impacts. Through market development and innovative business models, it also supports governments, cities and the private sector to act on climate change.

As a part of its mandate, the Centre has managed the production of UNEP's flagship reports on climate change – the 'Emissions Gap Report' and 'Adaptation Gap Report' – since 2011.

UNEP-CCC is located within UN City in Copenhagen, Denmark.


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