Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency


As the newest thematic programme of the UNEP DTU Partnership, the Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency (C2E2) was established in September 2013 as a joint activity of the Danish Government, the UN Environment (UNEP) and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). The Copenhagen Centre is dedicated to accelerating and scaling up energy efficiency policies and actions globally.

The Centre serves as the Energy Efficiency Hub for the United Nations' Sustainable Energy for All (SEforAll) initiative, with the prime responsibility to support actions towards realising SEforAll’s energy efficiency goal of doubling the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency by 2030.

The Copenhagen Centre is organised in three functional areas:

 Knowledge creation and dissemination, technical support, and partnerships;
 Secretarial support to SEforAll’s Global Energy Efficiency Accelerator Platform; and
 Technical assistance to city-level accelerator engagement.

The Centre focuses on three strategic outcomes to support the SEforAll target, these are:

1. Increased engagement by the private sector in energy efficiency;
2. Increased awareness leading to energy efficiency implementation; and
3. Increased country capacity and willingness to enact energy efficiency policies and take action.

These three outcomes help drive private sector engagement and increase government implementation action.

Since its establishment the Copenhagen Centre has engaged with a wide range of energy efficiency stakeholders and has built a diverse programme of global, regional and national activities. These activities have focused on supporting and promoting best practice policies and programmes, while piloting implementation of new energy efficiency activities at country, city and company levels. The Centre retains flexibility in its work programme to respond to emerging opportunities, among them establishing the Secretariat of the Global Energy Efficiency Accelerator Platform in late 2015 to improve coordination and support of private-sector engagement. The Centre has recently secured funding for a small Technical Assistance Team that will provide technical support to cities to conduct detailed design work on concrete investment projects, in order to convert local plans for district energy systems into large-scale finance ready projects.

More information about C2E2 is available at its own website:

18 APRIL 2019