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Energy Charter Treaty

Document type
Multilateral
Field of application
Regional/restricted
Date
Dec 17, 1994
Source
IUCN (ID: TRE-001209)
Title (French)

Traité sur la Charte de l'énergie

Title (Other)

Vertrag über die Energiecharta

Place of adoption
Lisbon
Depository
Portugal
Language
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Entry into force
Apr 16, 1998
Subject
Energy
Keyword
Dispute settlement Data collection/reporting Sustainable use Sustainable development Monitoring Renewable energy Energy conservation/energy production Exploration Technology transfer
Abstract

Objectives: To promote energy efficiency policies consistent with sustainable development, to create framework conditions which induces producer and consumers to use energy as economically, efficiently and environmentally soundly as possible, particularly through the organization of efficient energy markets and a fuller reflection of environmental costs and benefits, and to foster cooperation in the field of energy efficiency. Summary of provisions: (a) Parties to cooperate and, as appropriate, assist each other in developing and implementing energy efficiency policies, laws and regulations; establish energy efficiency policies and appropriate legal and regulatory frameworks, strive to achieve the full benefit of energy efficiency throughout the Energy Cycle; include in energy efficiency both short-term measures to adjust previous practices and long-term measures to improve energy efficiency; recognize the vital role of the private sector; take into account, in cooperative or coordinated action, relevant principles adopted in international agreements, aimed at protection and improvement of the environment to which they are parties; and take full advantage of the work and expertise of competent international or other bodies and avoid duplication (art. 3); (b) Each Party strives to ensure that energy efficiency policies are coordinated among all of its responsible authorities (art. 4); (c) Parties to formulate strategies and policy aims for improving energy efficiency and thereby reducing environmental impacts of the energy cycle as appropriate in relation to their own specific energy conditions (art. 5), and to achieve such policy aims, develop, implement and regularly update energy efficiency programmes best suited to its circumstances (art. 8); (d) Parties to encourage the implementation of new approaches and methods for financing energy efficiency and energy-related environmental protection investments (art. 6.1), and to endeavour to take advantage of and promote access to private capital markets and existing international financing institutions in order to facilitate investments in improving energy efficiency and in environmental protection related to energy efficiency (art. 6.2); (e) Parties, consistent with the provisions of the Energy Charter Treaty, to encourage commercial trade and cooperation in energy efficiency and environmental sound technologies, energy-related services and management practices (art. 7); (f) Parties to cooperate in appropriate form which may include, inter alia, assessment of the environmental impact of the energy cycle and development of economic, legislative and regulatory measures (art. 91). (Source: UNEP Register of International Treaties and Other Agreements in the Field of the Environment, 2005)

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