8 April 2019

New coalition to tackle cooling blind spot

8 April 2019 - As global temperatures rise and the growing energy demands of air conditioning threaten to emit more greenhouse gases, over 20 leaders committed to a new global effort on clean and efficient cooling. The commitments mark the launch of the Cool Coalition, aimed at making a positive impact on climate change, [...]

4 April 2019

Experts and leaders agree on key ways to mobilise accelerated action for climate and sustainable development

Copenhagen, 3 April 2019 —Participants at Copenhagen synergy conference say strengthened relationship between climate and SDGs provide our best opportunity for systemic change to ensure that no one left behind. With the urgency of climate action at an all-time high, global [...]

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 [...]