Sustainable Development Goals
by BRICS Youth Energy Agency
The SDG Platform operates within the framework of the BRICS Youth Energy Agency and serves as a platform for interaction of initiative young people in the field of sustainable development.
Our main activity is to organise international youth events on the topic of clean, sustainable and affordable energy (SDG №7), conduct research and promote public awareness and scale-up of the UN 2030 agenda. Our main goal is the overall cooperation with of the youth from BRICS countries and beyond.
The platform encourages young scientists and researchers from the BRICS countries to conduct research and helps them to publish articles and establish contacts with foreign colleagues and scientific leaders in order to implement joint projects. A number of articles have already been published in Russian and international magazines, a contribution to the annual BRICS YEA Outlook is regularly made, and the work is underway to publish further materials on the achievements of the BRICS countries in the field of SDGs in general, which involves students from different countries of the community.
SDG Platform by BRICS Youth Energy Agency Emblem
As a Russian Delegate at the 10th Clean Energy Ministerial / 4th Mission Innovation in Vancouver, Canada #studentenergy
I take part in the session «Generation 2030: SDG development in the context of urbanisation» #generation2030
In October 2019, the BRICS YEA SDG Platform organised the International Youth Model "Global Energy Sustainability of BRICS Countries» in the framework of the II BRICS Youth Energy Summit and the International forum "Russian Energy Week 2019» in Moscow, Russia.
The event was aimed at exploring the possibilities of cooperation between the BRICS countries in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency and implement of BRICS national energy sectors in terms of sustainability, renewable energy and energy efficiency.
In October 2018, the SDG Platform initiated and organised the International Youth Model "Sustainable Energy of the Federal Districts of the Russian Federation" on the sidelines of the I BRICS Youth Energy Summit and the International forum «Russian Energy Week 2018».
The Model was attended by 8 teams from largest Moscow universities such as Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas, Financial University by the Government of the Russian Federation and MGIMO University by the Russian MFA. The teams' research results were drawn up in the form of road maps. Based on data from Rosstat, the Ministry of Energy of Russia, as well as scientific articles, collections, monographs and their own research, students have prepared road maps and recommendations for the development of Federal Districts until 2030 in terms of sustainable development, renewable energy sources and energy efficiency.
The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.
Sustainable Development goal 7 aims at ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. It has both economic and environmental significance and largely determines the transition of the global and national economies towards the “green” and low-carbon model.
Story of the Platform
On October 4, 2018, leading experts and youth representatives from Russia, Brazil, India, South Africa and China gathered at the Round table «Sustainable development Goals and BRICS energy" within the framework of the First BRICS YEA Summit in Moscow.
The event was attended by such experts as Chief Adviser to the Head of the Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation, WWF Board of Trustees member L. M. Grigoryev (Russia), Professor, Federal Institute of Bahia (IFBA), Brazil M. Candida (Brazil), Deputy Dean Of the Faculty of International Business and Business Management of MGIMO University Moscow A.V. Sheveleva (Russia), Senior Fellow of Thapar University of Engineering and Technologies Amandeep Singh Oberoi. The moderator of the founding session of the SDG Platform and its first head was the UN SDG №7 Youth Ambassador to Russia 2017-2018 Arsenii Kirgizov-Barskii.Declaration of Intent on the Development of the BRICS Youth Cooperation in the field of Sustainable Energy on the base of the BRICS Youth Energy Agency
“The SDG Platform by BRICS YEA was launched in order to consolidate international research activities on the youth in the sphere of sustainable and clean energy, coordinate organisational initiatives of young scientists, enhance international youth and scientific cooperation between the BRICS countries and their partners all over the world. During almost 2 years after the Platform has been established, we managed to arrange two major conferences, launch scientific and research activities and trigger international cooperation in BRICS counties and beyond. I believe that it is just the beginning, and in the future we will successfully transform the planform into an international center for a wide range of research activities and cooperation of the youth in the sphere of sustainable energy”
Arsenii Kirgizov-BarskiiFounder, SDG Platform by BRICS YEA, UN SDG №7 Youth Ambassador to Russia 2017-2019
“BRICS YEA is one of the few platforms which is conducting research on the topic of sustainable development goals, in particular on the goal №7, being a key area for cooperation between the BRICS countries. BRICS YEA places much importance on developing the potential of youth and contributing to the overall engagement and cooperation of BRICS member states within the SDGs 2030 agenda for sustainable development. BRICS YEA contributes to the fruitful international dialogue in order to intensify international cooperation, put into practice the ideas of young scientists and researchers, give them opportunities to achieve results, first and foremost in the sphere of sustainable development”
Arina DulepovaHead, SDG Platform by BRICS YEA, UN SDG №7 Youth Ambassador to Russia 2019-2020