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BEYOND CONTROL, BEYOND REFORM: THE EU’s Energy Charter Treaty Dilemma

BEYOND CONTROL, BEYOND REFORM: THE EU’s Energy Charter Treaty Dilemma

ONLINE EVENT – FOLLOW ON ZOOM

Interpretation EN/FR

The European Union is currently renegotiating the Energy Charter Treaty that focuses on investment in the energy industry. There are concerns the Treaty is incompatible with the Paris Agreement on climate change. The Treaty also contains an ISDS clause, the so-called investor protector mechanism, which has been used in more arbitrations than in any international agreements. Join our study launch with author Ciaran Cross for GUE/NGL exploring key issues with the Treaty and possible ways forward. Join the discussion!

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PROGRAMME – TUESDAY 29/09/2020, 16:00 – 17:50

Welcome & Introduction
Emmanuel Maurel, GUE/NGL (France), Helmut Scholz, GUE/NGL (Germany)

Presentation of the study
by author CIARAN CROSS

Comments on the study
Lise Johnson, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment
Amandine Van Den Berghe, ClientEarth
Fabian Flues, Powershift
Mathilde Dupré, Veblen Institute

GENERAL CONCLUSION
Helmut Scholz, GUE/NGL (Germany)