What we do
UNEP is organized into seven divisions and six regional offices, which work across seven thematic priority areas. These are: Climate Change, Resource Efficiency, Disasters and Conflicts, Environmental Governance, Harmful Substances and Hazardous Waste, Ecosystem Management as well as Environment Under Review.
The Energy, Climate, and Technology Branch leads one of the key focus areas of UNEP's climate change sub- programme: mitigation through reduction of energy related GHG emissions.
The Energy, Climate, and Technology Branch supports developing countries to improve energy efficiency and increase use of renewable energy as part of their effort to achieve low-carbon and climate resilient development pathways. It does so by providing guidance on sound policy, technology and investment choices and thereby assists countries to reduce emissions and drive sustainable development. With its team of experts and a network of partners, it 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.
We support countries through the combination of four areas of focused intervention:
- Improving understanding of science
- Providing sound policy advice for strengthening policy and institutional framework policies
- Catalizing public and private finance for clean energy
- Stimulating the uptake of low GHG and climate friendly technologies