Energy Charter Treaty: Climate Change

Department for Energy Security and Net Zero written question – answered on 9th March 2023.

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Photo of Fabian Hamilton Fabian Hamilton Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether the Government has made an assessment of the potential impact of (a) the UK and (b) the EU withdrawing from the Energy Charter Treaty on global efforts to tackle climate change.

Photo of Graham Stuart Graham Stuart Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)

The UK has been a strong advocate for ECT modernisation. At the Energy Charter Conference on 22 November, the decision to adopt the modernised Treaty was postponed. The UK has been closely monitoring the situation surrounding the Energy Charter Treaty’s modernisation process, including the positions taken by other Contracting Parties, and will continue to do so.

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