Energy Charter Treaty: Is time running out for reform?

Negotiators conducted the eighth round of talks to reform the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) last week amidst growing impatience among climate groups and EU member states to conclude negotiations or walk away.

by Christian Ernhede
Campaigners dressed as EU leaders protest against the ECT in front of the EU Council building in Brussels, July 2021. Photo: Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Campaigners dressed as EU leaders protest against the ECT in front of the EU Council building in Brussels, July 2021. Photo: Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

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