The Energy Charter Secretary General welcomed the contribution of Ms Margarita Nieves Zárate from Colombia, a former seconded expert, for reproducing the article published in “Clean Energy - Law and Regulation - Climate Change, Energy Union, and International Governance” edited by Vicente Lopez-Ibor Mayor in 2017. The article “The relevance of the Energy Charter to develop renewable energies in Latin America” reflects the realities of interactions between the Energy Charter Process and Latin America, as well as the relevance of the Energy Charter Treaty to promote renewable energy source worldwide. Energy Charter Process is an important instrument to foster investments, trade and transit, cooperation and energy efficiency worldwide.
Ms Margarita Nieves Zárate was seconded at the Energy Charter Secretariat from the Agencia Nacional de Hidrocarburos (Republic of Colombia) in 2016. Today, Margarita Nieves Zárate conducts researches at the university of Groningen on the “Legal framework for Offshore Hydrocarbon Exploration and Production: Challenges and Opportunities for Colombia”. The university of Groningen and Energy Academy Europe concluded a Memorandum of Understanding with the Energy Charter Secretariat in 2013 to strengthen cooperation and to promote knowledge related to all energy matters.
See Margarita Nieves Zárate - Clean Energy Law article here