Redesigning the Energy Charter Treaty to Advance the Low-Carbon Transition

International Institute for Sustainable Development  
Policy Initiative: Climate Action
6. September 2019

The Energy Charter Treaty (ECT), if revised, could have a particularly important role to play, given the importance of the energy sector in relation to both contributing to global warming and providing climate change solutions. Unlike most other investment treaties and chapters in trade agreements covering all sectors and measures indiscriminately, the ECT covers only activities in the energy sector. It covers a large range of activities relating to oil, gas, and coal, as well as wind and solar power and other renewable energy sources.

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