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CONSOLIDATION, EXPANSION AND OUTREACH

The Consolidation, Expansion and Outreach, i.e. CONEXO policy, adopted in 2012 within the Warsaw mandate, aims at the consolidation of countries yet to ratify the Energy Charter Treaty and the relations with more than 30 observer countries involved in the Energy Charter Process at different stages of accession to the Treaty.

The modus operandi of the Energy Charter’s CONEXO:

  1. intergovernmental cooperation, activities and reports produced for targeted countries; 
  2. signing events for countries wishing to become signatories to the International Energy Charter and addressing common energy challenges through regional and global organisations (cooperation with the League of Arab States, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and International Energy Agency (IEA)).
    Recently, the Republic of Korea signed the International Energy Charter during an event at the IEA Ministerial held at the OECD in Paris in November 2015.
  3. capacity building and knowledge sharing through secondments to the Energy Charter Secretariat in Brussels; participation at events, such as the Energy Charter Industry Advisory Panel meetings and other fora and initiatives.

The establishment of the Energy Charter Liaison Embassies (ECLEs) by the Energy Charter Treaty Contracting Parties has created a robust and efficient instrument for the Energy Charter’s political support in targeted countries.

This way, the Energy Charter is working with some key players on the global energy scene.

International Energy Charter

The adoption of the International Energy Charter in The Hague on 20 May 2015 has increased the momentum of expansion because it has demonstrated the willingness of the existing members of the Energy Charter to embrace newcomers. Moreover, it has confirmed that the principles of the Energy Charter are universal and that their application is not limited to the Charter’s original geographical area.


Key dates

 

2013Accession of Afghanistan to the Energy Charter Treaty, PEEREA and Trade Amendment
2015Accession of Montenegro to the Energy Charter Treaty, PEEREA and Trade Amendment
2015Ratification of the Energy Charter Treaty by Iceland
2015Adoption of the International Energy Charter by more than 70 countries

 

 

 

Latest CONEXO News

On 13 June 2019, Albania hosted the Tirana International Energy Charter Forum. The event was hosted by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy and...

On 21 May 2019 Energy Charter Secretary-General Dr Urban Rusnák was in Reykjavik, Iceland, to meet with federal government officials. Dr Rusnák met...

Upon the invitation of the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Energy Charter Secretariat participated in the international...

The International Energy Charter proceeded with its mission to West Africa, which commenced in The Gambia last week, and continued to Senegal on...

The International Energy Charter visited The Republic of The Gambia, in West Africa, during 23-25 April 2019, to provide a workshop on the topic of Be...

Latest CONEXO Publications

The International Energy Charter has published the Annual Report for 2018 which provides insight into the activities and events throughout the year....

In 2007, The Philippines had expressed its interest in signing the European Energy Charter of 1991. Nonetheless, for some years the signing process...

This report is part of the activities carried out by the Energy Charter Secretariat in 2016-2017 aimed at preparing the groundwork on policy options...

The International Energy Charter publishes its first in-depth review of the energy efficiency policy of Armenia. The review, conducted in 2016, has...

This paper discusses the role of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) in the legal architecture regulating energy...