Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency

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Established in September 2013 as a joint activity of the Danish Government, the UN Environment and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), the Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency (Copenhagen Centre) is dedicated to accelerating the uptake of energy efficiency policies and programmes at a global scale. The Copenhagen Centre is institutionally part of the UNEP DTU Partnership – a UNEP collaborating centre operating under a tripartite agreement between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, UN Environment and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), and with over 20 years of leading international research and advisory work on climate, energy and sustainable development.

In the context of the United Nations Secretary General’s Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) initiative, the Copenhagen Centre is the thematic hub for energy efficiency with the prime responsibility to support action towards the SEforALL energy efficiency target of doubling the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency by 2030.

Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency is located at the UN City in Copenhagen, Denmark. It is institutionally part of the Technical University of Denmark, within the Department of Management Engineering.

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