The Royal Institute of International Affairs is an independent research institute, think-tank and membership organization. Based at Chatham House in London, it works to stimulate debate and research on political, business, security and other key issues.
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) fosters the development of solutions to global problems in the fields of energy, environment and current patterns of development. The Institute is headquartered in New Delhi, India.
The Energy Charter Treaty and the Energy Charter Protocol on Energy Efficiency and Related Environmental Aspects were signed in December 1994 and entered into legal force in April 1998. The fundamental aim of the Energy Charter Treaty is to strengthen the rule of law on energy issues, by creating a level playing field of rules to be observed by all participating governments, thereby mitigating risks associated with energy-related investment and trade.
The Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) is a gathering of the world's leading gas producers aimed at representing and promoting their mutual interests.
The GECF was set up with the objective to increase the level of coordination and strengthen the collaboration between member countries. The forum also seeks to promote dialogue between gas producers and consumers.
The Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute (Global CCS Institute) has an integral role to play in reducing the effects of climate change. Its central objective is to accelerate the commercial deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects to ensure their valuable contribution in reducing carbon dioxide emissions.
Institut Français du Pétrole (IFP) is a scientific research and industrial development, training, and information services centre active in the fields of oil & natural gas, their use, in particular by vehicles, and new energy and environmental technologies.
Institute of Energy Economics of Japan (IEEJ) is an autonomous, not-for-profit, research institute headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. It assists the government and corporations to formulate policies and make decisions in the areas of energy and environment.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) is an intergovernmental organisation which acts as energy policy advisor to 28 member countries in their effort to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for their citizens. Founded during the oil crisis of 1973-74, the IEA’s initial role was to co-ordinate measures in times of oil supply emergencies. As energy markets have changed, so has the IEA. Its mandate has broadened to incorporate the “Three E’s” of balanced energy policy making: energy security, economic development and environmental protection.
The International Gas Union (IGU) is a non-profit organisation to promote the technical and economic progress of the gas industry. Membership includes associations and entities of the gas industries in 67 countries.
OPEC's mission is to coordinate and unify the petroleum policies of Member Countries and ensure the stabilization of oil markets in order to secure an efficient, economic and regular supply of petroleum to consumers, a steady income to producers and a fair return on capital to those investing in the petroleum industry.
The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) is the intergovernmental development finance institution established in 1976 by the Member States of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). OFID has two primary aims: To promote cooperation between OPEC Member Countries and other developing countries as an expression of South-South solidarity; and, to help particularly the poorer, low-income countries in pursuit of their social and economic advancement. Energy poverty alleviation has become a strategic priority for OFID since 2007, when it was enjoined by its Member Countries in the Solemn Declaration of the Third OPEC Summit to sharpen its focus in this area.