Copenhagen’s Energy Efficiency Hub and Climate Technology Centre (UNEP)

A new energy efficiency hub opened in Copenhagen, Denmark on 24th Oct, under the umbrella of the UN Secretary-General’s Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative. The hub (the EE Hub) aims to serve as a centre of global efforts to double energy efficiency by 2013.

The EE Hub will have a special focus on supporting developing countries in achieving their ambitions in the area of EE. Important lessons and experiences will be drawn from both developed countries and successful programmes in developing countries, which together will provide important examples and best practice approaches with potential to be transferred and adapted to other developing countries. The EE Hub will reach out and partner with relevant institutions and coordinate closely with the SE4ALL Global Facilitation Team and the other regional and thematic Hubs. The EE Hub will be hosted in the UN City in Copenhagen, and is institutionally, a programme under the Danish UNEP Risø Centre – DTU.

The Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative is a global multi-stakeholder partnership between governments, the private sector, and civil society launched in 2011 with three ambitious interlinked objectives to be achieved by 2030: ensure universal access to modern energy services, double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency, and double the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.

Copenhagen is also the home of the UNFCCC Climate Technology Centre.