Experts' profiles - John Christensen
John Christensen

John Christensen, is a Danish national and has both his Masters and Ph.D. degrees from the Technical University of Copenhagen. John is an energy and climate specialist and first started work with UNEP in 1988 as programme officer in the Energy Unit in Nairobi. After going back to Denmark he was engaged in setting up a new UNEP Collaborating Centre on energy and climate issues which recently changed name to the UNEP DTU Partnership. He has been heading this Centre since 1990 and it currently has around 65 professional staff working with UNEP on analytical activities and project implementation in all areas of climate change.

The Partnership consists of three programs:

    i) Cleaner energy development,

    ii) Low Carbon Development and

    iii) Resilient Development.
And a newly created Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency, which is also the energy efficiency hub of the Sustainable Energy for All initiative led by the UN SG and WB Director.

The Partnership mainly supports the work of the Energy, climate and technology branch in DTIE, but works with all divisions and regional offices on the implementation of UNEP's climate change activities.

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