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How BRICS can boost cooperation in renewable energy

As the BRICS summit begins against a tense global backdrop, energy could be one area for advances, write Plataforma CIPÓ analysts

BRICS leaders have an informal talk during the 2019 G20 meeting in Osaka, Japan. Photo: Alan Santos/PR
BRICS leaders have an informal talk during the 2019 G20 meeting in Osaka, Japan. Photo: Alan Santos/PR

President Xi Jinping of China opened the 14th BRICS Summit today, with leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa gathering virtually to “foster a high-quality BRICS partnership” and “usher in a new era for global development.”

Against the otherwise unavoidable backdrop of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, war is, unsurprisingly, off the summit agenda — to the disappointment of many Western observers. Nonetheless, the BRICS summit can still provide a forum for meaningful dialogue in other areas, particularly when it comes to energy cooperation and infrastructure.

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