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The OSCE's Contribution to Energy Governance in the Mediterranean Region


Energy governance is at the core of the dialogue between Europe and the Mediterranean region to foster the creation of a shared area of peace, prosperity and stability. Against this backdrop, this report dwells on the potential role of the OSCE in hammering out policies and initiatives targeting energy governance in the Mediterranean beyond the purely economic dimension. It discusses the manifold political, security and environmental challenges and opportunities linked to the use of energy resources, in particular those located in contested areas. It also elaborates on the Organisation’s potential role in preventing disruptions to critical energy infrastructure and in providing assistance and transferring best practices with a view to strengthening the efforts of Mediterranean countries in their transition toward a more sustainable and efficient energy sector.

Paper produced within the framework of the New-Med Research Network, April 2016.

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