John Christensen is the Director of the UNEP DTU Partnership (UDP), which includes the Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency. He has worked on energy, climate and development issues for the UN Environment Program in different capacities for the last 30 years. The UDP has a staff of approximately 70 professionals engaged in analytical studies and technical assistance activities in more than 50 developing countries.
Current focus of work is on implementation of the Paris Agreement with a special emphasis on energy efficiency. John co-leads the preparation of the annual UN Environment flagship Emissions Gap Report and has had a long involvement with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate change (IPCC).
John was recently appointed as the first external Sustainable Development Professor at Yonsei University, in the Republic of Korea.