On 6 December 2022, the Energy Charter Secretariat launched the fifth edition of its flagship publication, the Energy Investment Risk Assessment (EIRA), in Brussels.
The Secretary-General of the International Energy Charter, Mr Guy Lentz, presented the publication to the audience. He informed that the EIRA report represents a one-of-a-kind effort of the International Energy Charter to guide governments in making their legal and regulatory frameworks resilient and increasing their preparedness for the energy transition. At the same time, the report also aims to offer the investor community information on the latest developments in the energy sector of the participating countries, including their policy targets, revisions to legal and regulatory frameworks, and incentives offered to facilitate investments in clean energy technologies.
The Secretary-General added that EIRA 2022 is based on the revised scope and methodology approved by the Energy Charter Conference earlier this year after more than three years of intensive analysis and discussions. The updated scope of EIRA reflects the commitments made by countries under the Paris Agreement and the global efforts to combat climate change.
EIRA 2022 was launched with the participation of high-level representatives of governments, international organisations, financial institutions and industry. High-level government officials who made an address during the event were H.E. Andrei Spînu, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Infrastructure and Regional Development, the Republic of Moldova (by video message), H.E. Saja Majali, Head of Mission, Mission of Jordan to Belgium, H.E. Askar Abdrakhmanov, Deputy Chief of the Mission of Kazakhstan to Belgium and the European Union, and H.E. Camila María Polo Florez, Chargé d’Affaires, Embassy of Colombia to Belgium.
Speakers on the “views from institutions and industry” panel expressed their opinions on the issues covered by EIRA. The panellists included Mr. Charles Esser, Secretary-General, Council of European Energy Regulators, Mr. Rafael Cayuela, IAP Chair, Chief Strategy Officer & Corporate Chief Economist, Dow EMEAI, Ms. Silvia Martinez Romero, Senior Energy Specialist, the World Bank, Mr. Andreas Guth, Policy Director, Eurogas, and Mr. Bogdan Simion, Data Analytics Advisor, Gas Infrastructure Europe.
The Energy Charter Secretariat expresses gratitude to those who contributed to the launch of EIRA 2022, the governments that participated in the report and the external contributors who shared their expertise during its development.
Access the EIRA 2022 report here.