The UN locates new climate centre in Copenhagen

The UN City on Marmormolen in Copenhagen which was recently built will also house the domicile of UN's new Centre for Climate Technology (CTCN), says Minister for Development Cooperation Christian Friis Bach (R), in a press release.

The climate technology centre will assist developing countries in utilising the best possible technologies to discourage climate changes and further climate change adaptation.

"The fact that Denmark becomes the centre of this important climate action means that we can contribute substantially to the fight against climate changes, and encourage climate change adaptation in the developing countries."

"The climate technology centre will give Denmark a unique and strong position within green growth, and both Danish knowledge and Danish companies could benefit from this position," says Christian Friis Bach.

A happy Minister
Climate and Energy Minister Martin Lidegaard (R) also welcomes the UN’s decision to place the climate technology centre in Copenhagen. ”If we are to slow down climate changes, it is important that we assist the developing countries in finding the best solutions. That is why the climate technology centre's work will be significant, and I am proud that the centre will be located in Denmark," says Martin Lidegaard.

Naturally in Denmark
The UN decided to set up the centre during the climate summit in Cancun in 2010. The United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP, was then chosen as the host organisation for the centre. And it was very natural to place it in Denmark, says the head of UNEP, Achim Steiner:

"Denmark is a trendsetter when it comes to resource-efficient buildings and is among the leading countries in the world in clean energy," says Achim Steiner.