Explore data on international energy cooperation through the Energy Treaty Matrix
What is it?
A technological innovation applied to the analysis and improvement of cooperation initiatives between countries and international organizations in the energy field.
A solution based on “data diplomacy” with the capability to explore data and information from international agreements signed by more than 26 countries and 15 transnational organizations.
Why is it significant?
This platform will allow users worldwide to have access to analyses about international energy cooperation, with accurate data on the objectives and actions that have guided countries and international organizations in their search for energy security with sustainable development.
It provides essential and strategic information that was not available on international cooperative energy arrangements and that can optimize the treatment of political, economic, technological, social, and environmental issues in bilateral and multilateral commitments.
Who will benefit from it?
The information contained in Enetrix is not available in any international organization in the energy sector such as the IEA, IRENA, OPEC and OLADE, nor in the United Nations.
With detailed and secure information, Enetrix will benefit multiple stakeholders: public officials, diplomatas, and market investors to performe research, make decisions, and circulate information both across media and other networks.
What stage is it at?
The platform's MVP comprises the international agreements signed by Brazil, between 1990 and 2021, totaling 447 registered acts, 118 partners, and over 32 types of renewable and non-renewable energy sources. The prototype also has filtered search options. Currently, Enetrix is being tested at the Department of Energy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil, in addition to three posts abroad: Permanent Mission of Brazil to the United Nations, the Embassy of Brazil in Washington and in Ottawa.
Prof. Henry Iure de Paiva Silva, Ph. D.
Professor of International Relations at the Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB)
Leader of the Study Group on Energy Security - Gesene (gesene.ufpb.br)
Milestones and progress
Beginning of the research project on diplomacy and energy security, analyzing agreements signed by Brazil on the domain of energy. Funded by Grant CHAMADA UNIVERSAL MCTI/CNPq Nº 01/2016.
Conforming of the data base and of the methodology for analyzing Brazilian energy agreements. Funded by PIBIC/CNPq/UFPB grant.
Partnership with the Department of Energy at the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Relations (DE-MRE) for developing applied research on the topic of diplomacy and energy security.
Beginning of the development of Enetrix: a technological innovation on data diplomacy aimed at registering, monitoring, and analyzing international energy cooperation.
Definition of the conceptual architecture for the Enetrix web platform, prioritizing diversity of resources and versatility in solutions.
Completion of the MVP for Enetrix and presentation at DE-MRE and at the Permanent Mission of Brazil at the United Nations (DELBRASONU).
Implementation of Enetrix and test phase at DE-MRE, DELBRASONU, and Brazilian Embassies in the United States and Canada. Presentation of the tool to UNITAR and signature of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) UFPB-UNITAR.