About #FromBRICSwithSDG

Honoring the 5th anniversary of adoption of the UNFCCC Paris Agreement and of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development and celebrating the 75th anniversary since establishment of the United Nations, the SDG Platform by BRICS Youth Energy Agency launches a campaign «From BRICS with SDG♡» partnered with the SDG7 Constituency of the United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth. The campaign addresses young people who make a day-to-day change by contributing to achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. This year the theme of the campaign is Smart and Sustainable cities. Cities need to become sustainable and energy efficient and it is the youth who should take alead as they are the ones who will be their future residents.

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Survey

Start the campaign by participating in the survey where you might want to share your ideas about applicable policy guidelines to make our cities smarter and more sustainable.

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Webinars & Workshops

We have prepared two days of webinars and workshops with leading experts and youth practitioners to understand more about sustainable urban management. As part of workshops, you will work on the policy statements proposal along with young leaders and practitioners.

Schedule & links

Final event

Final event of the campaign 2020 will take place online at the 3rd BRICS Youth Energy Agency Summit (16 October 2020). The document will be handed over to mayors of BRICS countries as part of the BRICS Urban Forum 2020.

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Campaign 2020: Timeline

The #FromBRICSwithSDG Campaign "Smart and Sustainable Cities" has four main steps: guidelines and practices collection via survey, two days of webinars and workshops and the final event.

Survey
15 August - 9 September

Start the campaign by participating in the survey where you might want to share your ideas about applicable policy guidelines to make our cities smarter and more sustainable.

1st Webinar & Workshop
September 10 | Register now

Environmentally-Friendly and Efficient Transport and Buildings

Keynote speaker: Prof. Johannes Urpelainen, Director, Initiative forSustainable Energy Policy, USA

Youth Practitioners: Sum Yue Chung (China), Pranav Sinha (India)

2nd Webinar & Workshop
September 17 | Register now

Sustainable and Inclusive Municipal Governments and Business

Keynote speaker: Hon. Ilsur Metshin, Mayor of the City of Kazan, Russia

Youth Practitioners: Bruce Roberto Scheidl Campos (Brazil)

Final event
October 16

Final event of the campaign 2020 will take place online at the 3rd BRICS Youth Energy Agency Summit (16 October 2020). The document will be handed over to mayors of BRICS countries as part of the BRICS Urban Forum 2020.

Sustainable and Inclusive Municipal Governments and Business

Keynote Speaker

Hon. Ilsur Metshin, Mayor of the City of Kazan, which is considered Russia's third capital. Mr. Metshin is Chairperson of the United Nations Advisory Committe of Local Authorities (UNACLA)

Environmentally-Friendly and Efficient Transport and Buildings

Keynote Speaker

Prof. Johannes Urpelainen is Director and Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Prof. Urpelainen is also Founding Director of the Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy (ISEP)

Targeted SDGs

The Campaign 2020 has increased awareness of young people from BRICS countries about 4 United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.

Why BRICS?

Today the concept of a smart city is no longer just a theory and is actively being implemented in the largest metropolitan areas of our planet. The BRICS countries, in this respect, represent a unique area where smart cities are already at the forefront of technological innovation, for example those in transport area, real estate development, entrepreneurship activity and governance. The crucial fact is that one of the top priorities of each smart city is to improve energy efficiency. This is what makes these diverse communities closer, which is especially true for the BRICS countries’ megacities, such as Sao Paolo, Moscow, Delhi, Shanghai, Capetown and other. And still, though they have similar problems, each community requires a tailored solution.

Outcomes

The 2020 campaign shall provide young people from BRICS and beyond with insights from urban development experts and other young practitioners, help share their vision and shape best practices into policy recommendations to be introduced at the 3rd BRICS Youth Energy Agency Summit as part of the “Russian Energy Week” International Forum #TogetherBrighter Youth Day. The policy recommendations prepared by BRICS Youth will be addressed to the BRICS Urban Forum 2020.