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UNEP Risoe Centre

Our Mission

The mission of URC is to facilitate a shift towards cleaner and more efficient energy systems and support more climate resilient sustainable development, mainly in developing countries, by providing internationally leading research, policy analysis and capacity building.

Our Vision

UNEP Risø Centre’s vision is to be a leading international research and advisory institution on energy, environment, climate and sustainable development in close partnership with UNEP, national and international organizations and developing country partner institutions through

  • Active participation in planning and implementing UNEP’s Climate Change Strategy and Energy Programme
  • Research and development of analytical tools at the highest level in strategic selected areas within Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development
  • Consistent focus on impact analysis and outreach activities
  • Active participation in international networks within Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development
  • Being the first choice of developing countries and national and international organizations when it comes to technical and advisory support within the centre’s areas of competence
  • High flexibility, clear communication and short response time in collaborating with our partners
  • Further development of a dynamic multicultural and interdisciplinary research environment that attracts leading expertise from around the world
  • Support of education and development of young researchers with high potential
  • Top credibility regarding project and financial administration using the advantage of being a public institution with high demands to procedures, transparency and accounting

Our Approach

URC has over the last 20 years established a unique approach focusing on

  • Combining development of new analytical and scientific approaches with testing in practical pilot applications
  • Capacity development at the national and regional levels
  • Close collaboration with leading international research institutes and partner institutions in developing countries
  • Engaging top researchers from developing countries with in-depth national and regional knowledge
  • Efficient and transparent financial administration governed by the rules and regulations of the Danish state

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