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Industry Advisory Panel discusses de-risking investment in renewable energy

On Thursday 14 September 2017, in partnership with WindEurope, the Energy Charter Industry Advisory Panel (IAP) conducted its 40th meeting at the Energy Charter Secretariat in Brussels. The meeting was attended by a large number of members and energy experts.  Mr. Howard Chase, Chairman of the IAP, opened the session reviewing the earlier meetings of the year and restating the purpose of the Pa...

Implementation Group progresses on instruments for investment and transit in the energy sector

On 14 September 2017, the Energy Charter Implementation Group held its fourth meeting at the Energy Charter Secretariat in Brussels. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Sergey Katyshev (Kazakhstan). The Implementation Group collected input for the Ashgabat Declaration, which is expected to be adopted at the Energy Charter Conference in Turkmenistan, 28-29 November 2017. Delegates discussed best prac...

Gambia becomes the most recent Signatory in the Energy Charter Family

On 11 August 2017, the Republic of The Gambia joined as a signatory of the International Energy Charter and was granted observer status to the Energy Charter Conference. The political approval and confirmation by the Government of The Gambia’s membership was received by Energy Charter Secretary General Dr Urban Rusnák through the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, Mr M. O...

Concluding Document of the Ashgabat International Energy Charter Forum released at UN General Assembly

The Concluding Document of the Ashgabat International Energy Charter Forum «Towards a Multilateral Framework Agreement on Transit of Energy Resources» was released in the official languages of the United Nations as an official document of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly and thereby circulated among all UN Member States. The Ashgabat International Energy Charter Forum was held by the...

The United Arab Emirates becomes the 86th country to sign the International Energy Charter

On June 29, 2017 the United Arab Emirates (UAE) signed the International Energy Charter political declaration, becoming the 86th country to take this significant step within the context of its energy policy development. The signing ceremony took place in Paris and was attended by high level state officials, including the Minister of Energy of the United Arab Emirates, H.E. Suhail Al Mazrouei,  who...

Meeting of the Strategy Group held on 7-8 June 2017

The meeting of the Strategy Group of the International Energy Charter took place on 7-8 June 2017 at the Energy Charter Secretariat in Brussels. For the first time a full day was devoted to an Energy Dialogue on policy and market regulation, while the second day addressed issues related to the orientation and functioning of the Organisation. The Energy Dialogue was opened by high-level represen...

Ashgabat hosts annual courses on the Energy Charter Program

On 1-2 June, 2017, in Ashgabat, the annual courses on the Energy Charter program were held at the International University of Oil and Gas. Within the framework of the courses 4 sessions were held: 1. EURASIAN ENERGY SECURITY CHALLENGES AND THE ROLE OF GAS THROUGH TO 2030: HOW TO HANDLE, WHAT TO EXPECT? 2. THE ROLE OF CONVENTIONAL AND UNCONVENTIONAL OIL AND GAS SUPPLIES IN EURASIAN ENERGY SEC...

CONCLUDING DOCUMENT of Ashgabat International Energy Charter Forum «Towards a Multilateral Framework Agreement on Transit of Energy Resources» under the Chairmanship of Turkmenistan

On May 30-31 2017 within the framework of its Chairmanship at the International Energy Charter Conference, the Government of Turkmenistan jointly with the Secretariat of the International Energy Charter held Ashgabat International Energy Charter Forum “Towards a Multilateral Framework Agreement on Transit of Energy Resources.” More than 80 participants, including Ministers, high-level officials an...

The media forum, dedicated to the 28th session of the International Energy Charter Conference started in Ashgabat

On May 31, 2017, a media forum, dedicated to the 28th session of the International Energy Charter Conference was held in Ashgabat. The forum was attended by foreign and domestic journalists, experts, representatives of relevant ministries and departments. In particular, representatives of about 30 international news agencies and publications such as AzerTaj, Russia-24, Bernama (Malaysia), the N...

International Energy Charter Forum under the title: "Towards a multilateral framework agreement on transit of energy resources" started its work in Ashgabat

On May 30, 2017, International Energy Charter Forum started its work in Ashgabat under the chairmanship of Turkmenistan in the Energy Charter Conference in 2017. The forum is titled: "Towards a multilateral framework agreement on transit of energy resources" to stimulate meaningful discussions on the role of transit in global energy security and sustainable development. Representatives of relev...