On November 28, 2018, the BRICS Youth Energy Agency held a youth conference “International energy cooperation and challenges for energy in the 21st century” at International Institute of Energy Policy and Diplomacy (MIEP MGIMO). Igbal Guliyev, Deputy Director,  started the conference with a report on the current challenges of international energy cooperation.

In the framework of the conference Maya Karaeva, a student of the Gubkin Russian State University of oil and gas, has presented a report on transformation of energy markets. She analyzed the factors of energy cooperation between the RIC countries, stressing that such “Eastern” vector is a promising field of cooperation for Russia.

Anatoly Shiptenko, a 4th year student of MIEP MGIMO, Deputy Chairman of the MGIMO Arctic Club,  made a report on the formats of international cooperation in the field of “peaceful” nuclear power and spoke about the priority sites for the Russian Federation, including the IAEA, the Commission of the CIS member States on the use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, JINR, ITER.

The 3rd year student of MGIMO University Inna Ulyankina presented the results of her own research on the use of renewable energy sources in the Arctic conditions on the example of Finland, and the 1st year student of master’s program at MGIMO University Anastasia Gubchevskaya drew attention to environmental risks in the production of hydrocarbons.

At the end of the conference, Igbal Guliyev noted the high quality of the preparation of research and awarded participants with certificates.