Sino-Danish Clean and Renewable Heating Cooperation Centre – Who We Are

The Sino-Danish Clean and Renewable Heating Centre is dedicated to facilitating a professional knowledge network, creating a foundation for cross-sectional exchange on clean and renewable district heating between research, trade, and regulatory institutions from Denmark and China.

The Centre was established in 2022 by the Danish Energy Agency (DEA) and the China Renewable Energy Engineering Institute (CREEI), in partnership with UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre (UNEP CCC). It forms part of the Strategic Sector Cooperation for Clean Heating between the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities and the Chinese National Energy Administration. The project was initiated in July 2020 and will continue until June 2024. 

DEA was established in 1976 and is an agency under the Ministry of Climate, Energy & Utilities. The Agency is responsible for tasks linked to energy production, supply and consumption, as well as Danish efforts to reduce carbon emissions. DEA works closely with The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Danish embassy in Beijing on a government-to-government basis with Chinese energy authorities on energy and climate.

CREEI is committed to green energy and sustainability in China. Through policy research, technological innovation and standards-making, CREEI promotes renewable energy and green energy development and is dedicated to building a modern energy system in China that is clean, efficient, safe and sustainable.

UNEP CCC is a collaborating centre operating under an agreement between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the UN Environment and with over 30 years of leading international research and advisory work on climate, energy and sustainable development.

Our Team

Zhang Peng

Deputy Division Director

Weihua Xiao

Project Manager

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Zhuolun Chen

Senior Advisor

Phone: +45 45 33 53 16
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Lipeng Zhang

Senior External Consultant

John Tang

Chief Advisor and Project Lead

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Aristeidis Tsakiris


Phone: +45 4533 5309
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Allan Bertelsen

Sector Counsellor, Energy

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