Africa: Energy Charter Treaty

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 12th July 2022.

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Photo of Lyn Brown Lyn Brown Shadow Minister (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment has made of the potential impact of accession to the Energy Charter Treaty by African states on the ability of those states to (a) transition to renewable energy and (b) meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Photo of Amanda Milling Amanda Milling Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

In considering any requests for accession to the Energy Charter Treaty, the UK Government will aim to ensure that the policies of those accession states are aligned with the priorities of the modernised Treaty, including the Sustainable Development Goals, UNFCCC and Paris Agreement. We would encourage African nations to look at the opportunities Treaty membership offers to support the clean energy transition.

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