19 November 2020
BRICS is developing its own Energy Research Platform, reports have already been prepared for the future until 2040, Russian President Vladimir Putin said during the meeting of the heads of state and government of the BRICS countries on November 17.
“Intensive contacts have been established between our academic and scientific centers. The thematic coverage is impressive - from oceanic and polar zone research to astronomy and artificial intelligence. Joint research is carried out by experts from the five countries in the field of energy: reports have been prepared on the development of the fuel and energy complex in the BRICS countries, and for the future until 2040, ”Vladimir Putin said.
In his speech, President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping also supported the BRICS Energy Research Platform launched on the Russian initiative and noted that joint work within the framework of the Energy Platform can contribute to ensuring energy stability and security.
In 2020, within the framework of the fifth meeting of the Energy Ministers of the Five countries, the heads of the delegations approved the first studies “Review of the Energy Sectors of the BRICS Countries” and “Priorities for Technological Development of the Fuel and Energy Complex of the BRICS Countries”.
“Studies of the Energy Platform will help to identify areas of BRICS energy cooperation, as well as identify common approaches of countries to the global energy agenda. According to the study, the role of the association in the global energy sector will continue to grow and by 2040 BRICS will provide 41% of world energy consumption and production, ”commented Anton Inyutsyn.