The 2022 Outlook returns at the times of greater need for young people to speak on the future of energy. The Large Five has become a focal point to lead the developing world. The BRICS Plus Edition will reflect youth perspectives about key challenges for the energy transition in the BRICS countries and the developing world as one.

Executive Summary

Foreword

Since the beginning of the BRICS cooperation, it has been a platform for introducing new initiatives and implementing joint projects in the energy sector and other related spheres from countries that share common interests. The cooperation among the BRICS states has intensified and started expanding to other developing countries. We see that close partnership is the key to face modern challenges and overcome them with the best solutions […]

Let us have a look at the perspectives of the younger generation of BRICS+ and beyond on the energy transition.

Margarita Kuzmina
Director, Research Initiatives —
Head of Analytical Centre, BRICS YEA

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Focus in 2022

Block 1.

Energy as a key to achieving all SDGs.

  1. The Role of Energy in Fueling Climate Change
  2. Green Taxonomy: National or Supranational Regulation?
  3. Energy Solutions in Targeting Social-related Aspects
  4. Contribution of Nuclear Technologies to Achieving SDGs
  5. Increasing Energy Efficiency & Energy Management in Cities
  6. Energy as a Platform for Partnerships & Collaborations
  7. Energy sector as a Key Provider of Decent and Green jobs

Block 2.

Access to Energy Technologies & Innovation.

  1. Clean energy technologies to decarbonize oil and gas sector
  2. Renewables: When the breakeven point is attainable?
  3. No limits of decarbonization technologies: Why decarbonization technologies should be accessible to everyone
  4. Digital energy: Ecosystem for the new economy and people
  5. Nuclear technologies: Should they be accessible to everyone or limited?
  6. Prospects of coal-to-gas and gas-to-liquids technologies

Block 3.

Financing the Energy Transition with no one left behind.

  1. Investment in pipeline transportation: Will the new financing pay off?
  2. High Oil & Gas Prices: a Chance for a Rapid Transition to RES or a Step into Recession?
  3. Financing the hydrogen revolution: What implications does it have for my country?
  4. Locally adjusted energy mix: Is it possible to render domestically abundant energy sources cleaner?
  5. The role of NGOs & communities in creating incentives for investment in the energy transition

Block 4.

International Partnership to Scale Up Energy Access in Africa.

  1. Brazil – Action in Africa
  2. Russia – Action in Africa
  3. India – Action in Africa
  4. China – Action in Africa
  5. South Africa – Leading the Efforts in Africa

2022 – A Year of Turmoil for the World Energy

No one could anticipate that 2022 would be another year of turmoil for the world energy and particularly for BRICS countries. The lasting consequences of the COVID-2019 pandemic, the sparked military crisis in Europe, decline of immediately available oil and natural gas on the market along with uprising crisis in the U.S. economy create major uncertainties around the transition to clean or renewable energy supply. How 2022 has changed the anticipations of the younger generation about the energy transition?

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