The Energy, Climate, and Technology Branch leads one of the key focus areas of UN Environment's climate change sub-programme: mitigation through reduction of energy-related greenhouse gas emissions and the rapid adoption of low-carbon technologies.
The Branch helps developing countries improve energy efficiency and increase use of renewable energy as part of their effort to achieve low-carbon and climate-resilient development. It does so by providing guidance on sound policy, technology and investment choices and allowing countries to reduce emissions and drive sustainable development.
With its team of experts and a network of partners, the Branch supports the deployment and scaling up of cutting-edge clean energy technologies, and removal of financial and other barriers to renewable energy and energy efficiency.
The Branch’s work is supported by three Collaborating Centres: UN Environment-Danish Technical University Partnership (Copenhagen), the Frankfurt School UN Environment Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance (Frankfurt) and the Global Efficient Lighting Centre (Beijing).
The Branch contributes to key UN Processes such as the Sustainable Development Goals, climate change negotiations conducted under the UN framework Convention on Climate Change, and the Sustainable Energy for All initiative.