Article from: OGEL 5 (2004), in The Energy Charter Treaty
The Energy Charter Conference, an inter-governmental organization, is the governing and decision-making body for the Energy Charter process, and was established by the 1994 Energy Charter Treaty. All states who have signed or acceded to the Treaty are members of the Conference, which meets on a regular basis to:
- discuss policy issues affecting energy cooperation among the Treaty's signatories;
- review implementation of the provisions of the Energy Charter Treaty and the Protocol on Energy Efficiency and Related Environmental Aspects; and
- consider possible new instruments and projects on energy issues.
Meetings of the Conference are normally held in Brussels. Regular meetings of the Conference's subsidiary groups on investment, trade, transit and energy efficiency are held in between Conference meetings.
Members of the Energy Charter Conference:
p>Albania, Armenia, Austria, Australia*, Azerbaijan, Belarus*, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, European Communities, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland*, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Mongolia, Netherlands, Norway*, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation*, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, United Kingdom.