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Brussels International Energy Charter Forum: Towards Sustainable Energy Future

The global energy architecture needs to build on stable and transparent frameworks to mobilise huge investment to enable the low-carbon energy transition. A whole-day seminar, hosted by the Energy Charter Treaty Secretariat, will debate this timely policy question.

The Brussels International Energy Charter Forum puts emphasis on the necessity of stable investment conditions to implement the Paris Agreement and to achieve Sustainable Development Goals, which include affordable and clean energy. The conference will take place in Brussels on 12 May 2017.

The sessions will also cover the current multilateral framework for energy cooperation, the Energy Charter Treaty, and whether there is a need to clarify its investment protection standard. The conference will conclude with a discussion on work-in-progress in investment dispute settlements, including procedural innovation in investment arbitration.

A wide range of speakers will participate in the debate, from government officers within the energy sector from EU and African countries, to legal experts from international organisations and private sector. Rachel Kyte, CEO Sustainable Energy for All (SEforAll) will deliver a keynote speech.

The conference is organized by the SCC, International Energy Charter, Florence School of Regulation (FSR), International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA).

Read the draft program here.