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Energy and carbon finance
Innovative approaches, new analytical input to CDM, capacity building.

Cleaner energy development
Overcoming barriers, technology transfer, improving access to cleaner energy.

Climate strategies and
resilient development
New strategies and methodologies, scientific assessment, enhancing institutional capacities.



URC celebrates 20 years

Anniversary seminar
Green Growth and Low Carbon Development
Copenhagen, 4 November 2011

The UNEP Risoe Centre on Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development (URC) supports the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in its aim to incorporate environmental and development aspects into energy planning and policy worldwide, with special emphasis on assisting developing countries.

URC operates under a tripartite agreement between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, Risoe National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy at the Technical University of Denmark (Risoe DTU), and the United Nations Environment Programme.

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 Latest news
The Cool 100 Book
100 examples of sustainable energy for isolated communities
CDM Pipeline overview
JI Pipeline overview

Analysis and Database
updated 1st December 2011
TNA Newsletter
Vol. 3, November 2011
Technology Transfer Series
Diffusion of renewable energy technologies

Technologies for Adaptation
Progressing towards post-2012 carbon markets

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