UNEP opened Climate Centre in Copenhagen
On April 26th, The Danish Crown Prince launched a new UNEP a scientific advisory centre in Copenhagen along with UNEP Executive Director Inger Andersen, UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo and Danish Minister for Environment, Lea Wermelin
As the latest IPCC reports have shown in no uncertain terms, the world is in a climate emergency. We need to increase action on both mitigation and adaptation, speeding up the ever more urgent green energy transition, if we want to reach our climate goals and preserve a livable planet. The UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre will be at the forefront of providing science-based analyses and climate relevant assessments on achieving the targets of the Paris Agreement as well as Sustainable Development Goals. The official opening was followed by an expert panel discussion: “Accelerating Energy Transition Pathways in Emerging Economies and Developing Countries. The role of international climate action in a decisive decade”.
UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre was founded as the UNEP Risoe centre by UNEP, The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Danish Technical University in 1990. From 2014 to February 2022, the centre was called UNEP DTU Partnership, until it became the UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre.