Who We Are

UNEP DTU Partnership is a leading international research and advisory institution on energy, climate and sustainable development.

Its work focuses on assisting developing countries transition towards more low carbon development paths, and supports integration of climate-resilience in national development through in-depth research, policy analysis, and capacity building activities.

A unique scientific and operational knowledge base and a global institutional network characterizes UNEP DTU Partnership.

UNEP DTU employs 70 researchers of 26 different nationalities working around the world from offices in UN City, Copenhagen.

Our Unique position

The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, UN Environment and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) established UNEP DTU Partnership in 1990.

As a UN Environment Collaborating Centre, UNEP DTU Partnership is actively engaged in implementing UN Environment’s Climate Change Strategy and Energy Programme.

As part of the Technical University of Denmark, one of Europe’s leading universities, UNEP DTU Partnership is able to draw on a vast range of scientific expertise and to collaborate with world-leading scientific partners to conduct the research that serves as a foundation for its activities. In addition, UNEP DTU combines this with developing country expertise and network; we currently have projects running in a 100 countries.

Our Strategic Focus Areas

UNEP DTU Partnership has unique research-based expertise and is a leading knowledge institution covering three main areas within climate and energy:

  • Climate Policy and planning
  • Climate Transparency and Accountability and
  • creating Business Models and Markets for green technology.

Our Organization Structure

Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency

As part of UNEP DTU Partnership, 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.