International Energy Charter as a milestone for global energy co-operation in the 21st century
Professor A.F.M. Maniruzzaman explains the aims and highlights the significance of the International Energy Charter (IEC) which was adopted by some 75 states and institutions in The Hague ministerial conference in May 2015. He sees the modernised charter heralding a new age of global energy co-operation with wider global engagement of states from all regions and responding to the acute need for sustainable development of energy through co-operation between states for a safer planet.
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