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On 9 November 2020, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) invited the Energy Charter Secretariat to present the third edition of its flagship publication, the Energy Investment Risk Assessment (EIRA). The EIRA report aims to assist policymakers in reducing policy, regulatory and legal risks to investments in the energy sector. 

 

Dr. Ayed S. Al-Qahtani, the Director,...

 

On 3-6 November 2020, the Third Negotiation Round on the modernisation of the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) was held by videoconference.[1]

Taking into account the list of agreed topics for modernisation of the ECT (see Conference Decision CCDEC 2018 18) and the suggested policy options (see Conference Decision CCDEC 2019 08), during the Third Negotiation Round held by the Modernisation Group,...

On 12 November 2020, China Electricity Council (CEC)-International Energy Charter Joint Research Centre held its annual meeting via videoconference. The event brought together the members of the Steering Committee, Academic Board, representatives of CEC along with its member organisations and the Energy Charter Secretariat. 

Vice-President and Secretary General of CEC Mr. Yu Chongde and...

As of 1 January 2020, Azerbaijan takes over the Chairmanship of the Energy Charter Conference for the year. The Conference works on an annual rotating basis, and each year a new country takes over leadership to direct the highest decision-making body of the Energy Charter process