Overcoming inconsistencies between the Energy Charter Treaty and multilateral agreements in favour of development

Overcoming inconsistencies between the Energy Charter Treaty and multilateral agreements in favour of development This opinion concerns decisions to be made before the important deadline of June 2022 in the context of the ongoing renegotiation process of the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) that was concluded in the 1990s. This deadline is an opportunity to overcome […]

Report of the Advisory Council on Policy Coherence for Development

This reports comes at the end of the mandate of the Advisory Council on Policy Coherence for Development. It presents the Council’s vision on policy coherence together with an overview of its recommendations and recent developments in the field of policy coherence for development. It analyses whether policy coherence for development mechanisms in general have […]

Belgian and European policies on biofuels

The subject of this opinion is European and Belgian policymaking in the field of biofuels in transport, in the context of Belgium’s National Energy-Climate Plan 2030 and the 2018/2001 Renewable Energies Directive (2021-2030). This directive allows Member States to reduce and even eliminate the objectives to incorporate first generation biofuels into fuel, which have proven […]

Belgian policy coherence on development in Central Africa

Belgian policy coherence on development in Central Africa This opinion relates to the coherence of policies for development in Central Africa, namely Burundi, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The DRC plays a predominant role in this opinion. Coherence is addressed from various angles: trade and investment, agriculture and food, migration and the environment.