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Mission and vision
The UNEP Risoe Centre on Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development
(URC) –formerly UNEP Collaborating Centre on Energy and Environment–
was established in October 1990. URC operates under a tripartite agreement between
the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of
Denmark, the Technical University of Denmark
(DTU) and the
United Nations Environment Programme
(UNEP). Since 01 January 2012 URC is part of the
Department of Management Engineering at DTU.
The main function of the URC is to support UNEP in planning and
implementing its energy policy and programme. The general objective of
URC is to promote and facilitate the incorporation of environmental
and development aspects into energy policy and planning worldwide,
especially in developing countries.
URC's mission and vision.
With UNEP's Energy Programme increasing
focus on climate change, the URC activity focus has, beyond the
traditional energy and development issues, included the emerging
carbon markets and the Clean Development Mechanism.
URC is located at the Risoe Campus,
close to the city of Roskilde, 40 km from Copenhagen.
information for visitors.
UNEP Risoe Centre on Energy,
Climate and Sustainable Development (URC)
DTU Management Engineering
Technical University of Denmark
Frederiksborgvej 399, Bldg. 142
P.O. Box 49
DK 4000 Roskilde
tel: +45 46 77 51 29
fax:+ 45 46 32 19 99