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:
- intergovernmental cooperation, activities and reports produced for targeted countries;
- 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.
- 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.
|2013||Accession of Afghanistan to the Energy Charter Treaty, PEEREA and Trade Amendment|
|2015||Accession of Montenegro to the Energy Charter Treaty, PEEREA and Trade Amendment|
|2015||Ratification of the Energy Charter Treaty by Iceland|
|2015||Adoption of the International Energy Charter by more than 70 countries|