From November 30 to December 12, 2023, delegation of the BRICS Youth Energy Agency participated in the UN Climate Change Conference COP28 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. This was BRICS YEA’s third Climate COP with active programming after an extensive engagement in COP26 in Glasgow and COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh, where we aimed at promoting youth voices from the Global South, exchanging experiences and driving the youth energy cooperation forward.
Altogether, 6 original BRICS YEA events were organized or co-organized in the framework of COP28, 6 bilateral meetings were held and 15 sessions hosted BRICS YEA experts in their panels.
From the BRICS YEA leadership, Chairperson Alexander Kormishin, Assistant Chair Arsenii Kirgizov-Barskii and Director for Sustainability and Climate Initiatives Vadim Kuznetsov took part in the event. Over 15 BRICS YEA Network members were also present at various levels of COP28.
Here we have some of the highlights of BRICS YEA engagement in COP28 and related events, in chronological order:
On top of that, BRICS YEA representatives had various bilateral meetings, first and foremost with our partners from the UAE and Brazil, visited dozens of events in both Blue and Green Zone of COP28, gave several interviews to international media and TV, participated in the youth side-events and mandated events, including the Youth Climate Forum on Energy, and observed main negotiation tracks at COP28, culminating in the plenaries on the first Global Stocktake (GST).
All in all, we assess COP28 as a new milestone for youth energy cooperation and invite all the interested youths and partners to further post-COP collaboration.