John M. Christensen

John M. Christensen

Director of UNEP DTU Partnership

Marmorvej 51

Building: FN Byen, 3.7.18

2100 København Ø


Phone: 45335300

Mobile: 40178357


Academic grades



Professional experience

1984 - 1988 Ph.D student - Risø, SYS
1983 - 1984 Consultant - Oilconsult, Planning
augu - augu Program officer - UNEP


  • Energy and development policy and planning
  • Climate strategies and policies covering both mitigation, adaptation, technology and finance
  • Energy access and poverty issues
  • International environmental governance and institutions
  • Planning methods and applications wiht a background in operations research
  • Experiences manager in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment
  • International project management and cooperation wiht more than 50 countries

International experience


  • Bureau member Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 2002 – 2003
  • Lead Author IPCC TAR, SAR, Tech. Transfer and RE & CC.
  • Review editor on IPCC special report on CCS
  • Lead Author on IPCC special report on renewable energy and climate 2008 - 2011
  • Expert reviewer of the FAR 2012
  • World Energy Council: Committee member on energy and climate study 2007
  • REN 21 – Convening author on RE and CC report 2006
  • Project manager for a large number of energy and climate change activities in Africa, Asia and Latin America over the last two decades.
  • Providing energy policy support to a number of countries and e.g. to the Forum of Energy Ministers of Africa (FEMA) for CSD 14 & 15
  • UNEP delegation member for all COPs and SB meetings since the UNFCCC was negotiated and ratified.
  • Lead on UNEP CC strategy development during 2007 – 8.
  • UNEP (alternate) member of UN Energy
  • Member of the international steering committe for the LEDS Global Partnership
  • Member of the Steering Committee for the Green Growth Best Practice Assessment

Other information

  • Advisory functions for danida development strategy 2012
  • Board member of the Danish Development Research Network (DDRN) 2009 -
  • Head of Secretariat for the Global Network on Energy for Sustaiinable Development

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My files

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  • International Journal of Chemical Kinetics

    ISSNs: 0538-8066

    ISSNs (Electronic): 1097-4601

    John/Wiley & Sons, Inc. John/Wiley & Sons Ltd., United States

    BFI (2015): BFI-level 1, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes

    Central database


  • Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change

    ISSNs: 1381-2386

    ISSNs (Electronic): 1573-1596

    Springer Netherlands, Netherlands

    BFI (2015): BFI-level 1, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes

    Central database


  • Energy Policy

    ISSNs: 0301-4215, 03014215

    ISSNs (Electronic): 1873-6777

    Pergamon, United Kingdom

    BFI (2015): BFI-level 2, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes

    Central database


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