Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC) with regard to the extension of the Terms of Reference for the IPEEC for the period from 24 May until 31 December 2019
1. This proposal concerns a decision establishing the position to be taken on the Union's behalf in the Policy Committee of the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC) in connection with the proposed extension of the existing Terms of Reference of IPEEC for the period from 24 May until 31 December 2019.
2. IPEEC was established in 2009 as a forum for discussion, collaboration and exchange of information on all aspects of energy efficiency. The membership comprises the members of the G7, including the UK, together with Russia, India, China, Brazil, Australia, Korea, South Africa, Mexico, Argentina and Brazil. IPEEC has played an important role in recent years coordinating and supporting collaboration under the G20’s Energy Efficiency Leading Programme.
3. IPEEC’s Terms of Reference (ToR) were originally adopted for a period of 10 years. The proposed short-term extension of IPEEC’s ToR which is the subject of this decision has been proposed to avoid an abrupt termination of IPEEC’s activities on 24 May 2019 when the 10-year duration period provided for in the ToR will expire.