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Energy Charter Secretariat attends 3rd Dundee Energy Forum

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) demands for cleaner air, cleaner transport, and new technologies. Together with the Paris Agreement, SDGs are drivers of an international energy transition. A condition for future success is enhanced by international cooperation among states, investors and communities.

The Third Dundee Energy Forum co-organised with the International Energy Forum (IEF) and the University of Dundee took place on 10-11 June 2019 and addressed key questions arising from the energy transition. The Energy Charter Secretary General Dr Urban Rusnák delivered a key-note speech on the legal costs of the energy transition alongside OPEC Secretary General HE Mohammed Barkindo, Megan Richards Director of Energy Policy in DG Energy (ENER) of the European Commission and Dr Sun Xiansheng IEF Secretary General and addressed over 30 other distinguished speakers including from the UNFCC, Energy Community, European Commission, UN International Law Commission, The Climate Technology Centre and Network, IOGP, Eurogas, Florence School of Regulation and many more.

There were over 100 participants from all over the world and the Energy Charter Secretariat has been invited to co-host this unique Forum in 2020. Energy Charter Secretariat’s Knowledge Centre’s Dr Gokce Mete chaired a session on technology and innovation in the energy sector and delivered a presentation on the UK DfID funded Extractives Hub project, which she led before joining the Secretariat at the University of Dundee. In acknowledgement of the importance of international research in the energy sector, the Secretariat continues working closely with leading academic institutions.