21 March 2019

UNEP DTU signs MoU with Argentinian network of municipalities for energy efficiency initiatives

20 March 2019 - Today, UNEP DTU signed an MoU with the Argentinian network of municipalities to together implement energy efficiency initiatives. The signing of the MoU by Peter Skotner, Deputy Director of UNEP DTU Partnership and Mr. Ricardo Bertolino of Asociación Civil Red de Acción Climática (ACRAC) took place during the Danish State visit [...]

22 February 2019

UNEP DTU Partnership director appointed Sustainable Development Professor

21 February 2019 - The title was bestowed by Yonsei University and former UN general secretary Ban Ki-moon to John Christensen, UNEP DTU Partnership's long time director. John Christensen, Director of the UNEP DTU Partnership, was appointed as the first Sustainable Development Professor at Yonsei University, in Korea. The Sustainable Development Professorship is part of [...]

18 February 2019

Secretary-General nominates Inger Andersen of Denmark as Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme

18 February 2019 - United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, following consultations with the Chairpersons of the regional groups of Member States, today informed the General Assembly of his intention to appoint Inger Andersen of Denmark as the new Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme. Ms. Andersen is currently serving as Director General of [...]

21 December 2018

UNEP DTU Partnership at COP and beyond

21 December 2018 - UNEP DTU Partnership will advance our efforts building on the results of COP24, to support countries living up to new demands. COP24 was charged with completing work on the Paris Agreement Work Programme to operationalize the 2015 treaty. The outcome, the so-called Katowice Climate Package, includes decisions on nearly all of [...]

19 October 2018

Climate model adds transparency to National Reporting and NDC updates

19 October 2018 - Ghana has used UNEP DTU Partnership climate model in reporting on climate change mitigation actions and will use it to update their National Determined Contribution to the Paris Agreement Calculating current and future greenhouse gas emissions, and the effects of climate actions is critical in the global struggle to limit the [...]

10 October 2018

Visit UN City on Culture Night 2018

25 September 2018- On October 12, UN City welcomes the public on Culture Night 2018. This year you can experience several activities in our green and platinum LEED-certified building, including a celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Universal Declaration was adopted at the UN General Assembly on [...]

20 June 2018

Roadmap to healthier, cleaner oceans adopted by UN Environment and European Commission

Brussels, 20 June 2018 – To address the threats of pollution, marine litter and overfishing, UN Environment and the European Commission today adopted the ‘2018 Oceans roadmap 2.0’, an agreement to support the conservation of marine biodiversity and ecosystems and keep our oceans healthy, productive and resilient. The Roadmap 2.0 on Healthy, Productive and Resilient Oceans sees [...]

18 June 2018

Waste-to-energy where it is needed the most

18 June 2018 - Waste management and access to energy services are important development issues throughout the world. In humanitarian contexts however, they are often not sufficiently considered. Current solutions tend to address the immediate needs, but do not always consider the longer-term impacts and future needs. Insufficient supply of energy and unsafe waste [...]

5 June 2018

New report offers global outlook on efforts to beat plastic pollution

New Delhi, 5 June 2018 – Released today, a new report from UN Environment finds a surging momentum in global efforts to address plastic pollution. The first-of-its-kind accounting finds governments are increasing the pace of implementation and the scope of action to curb the use of single-use plastics. In what is framed as the first [...]