UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global authority on the environment. UNEP’s mission is to inspire, inform, and enable nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.

For over 50 years, UNEP has worked with governments, civil society, the private sector and UN entities to address humanity’s most pressing environmental challenges – from restoring the ozone layer to protecting the world’s seas and promoting a green, inclusive economy.

UNEP is driving transformational change by drilling down on the root causes of the triple planetary crisis of climate change, nature and biodiversity loss and pollution.

UNEP in UN City
In Denmark, UNEP is represented by three centres: UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre, the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN)  and UNEP-DHI Centre on Water and Environment.

UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre ( UNEP-CCC) help deliver UNEP’s climate change sub-programme and is a leading international advisory institution on energy, climate, and sustainable development. Its work focuses on assisting developing countries and emerging economies transition towards more low-carbon development paths and supports integration of climate resilience in national development.

The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) is the implementation arm of the Technology Mechanism of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

UNEP-DHI Centre on Water and Environment is dedicated to supporting the sustainable management, development and use of freshwater resources from the local to the global level. Climate change, ecosystems, and pollution are three specific focus areas of work. The Centre supports SDG monitoring and reporting, develops, and disseminates technical tools and training to address the greatest challenges, and works directly with countries and regions to apply sustainable solutions that promote positive change.


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