On Thursday, September 23, BRICS Youth Energy Agency Chairman Alexander Kormishin took part at the UN High-Level Dialogue on Energy. Mr Kormishin was invited to deliver his speech at a panel discussion entitled «Global Dialogue: Advancing the energy transition in end use sectors – electrification, greening end-use sectors, and energy efficiency».
During his intervention, BRICS YEA Chairman spoke about current energy transition challenges from a youth perspective reflected in the recently released BRICS Youth Energy Compact. Mr Kormishin presented an overview of youth actions taken within BRICS to jointly address the issues of energy efficiency and a just transition towards a more sustainable energy sector. He underscored that BRICS youth has not only developed three energy cooperation tracks – research, sustainability and climate, and policy advocacy, – but has also managed to bring BRICS perspective to key international platforms, such as the UN HLDE and COP26. Mr Kormishin shared his view on what makes BRICS youth energy cooperation unique: it is not limited to only five countries as, throughout the years, the community has become a truly global platform for youth from the developing world to drive action and promote their youth vision for the future of energy. That means the topics BRICS YEA prioritizes are also appealing to the rest of the world.
Along with BRICS YEA Chairman, the panel featured Schneider Electric Vice-President and Head of the Commonwealth who agreed with Mr Kormishin on the need to create additional avenues of youth engagement as young people are today of the key agents of change in the energy sector.
The panel discussion is recorded at the UN TV official website. You can access the full discussion recording (01:23:30—01:50:00 minutes) via this link: https://media.un.org/en/asset/k1e/k1e2hpuvr2