Governance Structure

The Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency (Copenhagen Centre) is governed by a ‘Management and Policy Committee’ (MPC) consisting of representatives from the founding organisations – the UN Environment, the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Climate, Energy and Buildings and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). The MPC oversees and sets the strategic direction for the Copenhagen Centre, and secures that all activities, outputs and outcomes are aligned with UN Environment’s Medium Term Strategy (MTS) and UN Environment's Programme of Works (PoW). Additional core funding parties will be invited to join the committee.

In the context of the Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) initiative, the Copenhagen Centre will support and implement the overall strategic guidance provided by the Energy Efficiency Committee of the SE4ALL Advisory Board, but it will remain operationally independent.

The Energy Efficiency Committee provides high-level support to the objective of doubling the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency by 2030. The committee operates under the overall guidance and direction of the Advisory Board of SEforALL, and is complementary to the activities of the Committees in the areas of Finance, Energy Access, and Renewable Energy. The committee is co-lead by the CEO of Accenture Resources, the Executive Director of UN Environment and the Minister of Trade and Development Cooperation of Denmark.


Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency is currently financed by the Government of Denmark. Funding is targeted to the specific functions as thematic hub for energy efficiency, in support of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) initiative.




16 JUNE 2019