A few companies own the Covid-19 vaccines, but they are not able to make nearly enough. Why do European countries continue to dismiss a demand that would let all factories with spare capacity to produce more vaccines? Read more "Europe blocks move that would massively expand Covid vaccine production capacity. Why?"
Entirely dedicated to the Energy Charter Treaty, the Secretariat manages the day-to-day business on behalf of member states. Staff impartiality is demanded by its handbook, but some show at least a questionable proximity to the fossil fuel industry. With carefully-stacked scientific reports, … Read more "Shadowing the Energy Charter Treaty: The Secretariat"
A dozen African countries are in the process of joining the Energy Charter Treaty. European states pay for the campaign to convince countries in the global South to join a treaty that lets foreign companies sue them in international tribunals. Yemen made it just before the decision was taken to … Read more "Disputed energy pact recruits developing countries"
A little-known treaty with over 50 signatories allows companies to sue states for enacting climate-friendly legislation. A product of the 90s, the Energy Charter Treaty came into being to encourage investments in former Soviet states. But today, critics and experts believe that it has outlived its purpose. Read more "The Energy Charter Treaty — How shadow courts could prolong Europe’s fossil age"