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[November Thematic Report] Sustainable Technology Initiatives in BRICS Nations

by Ashutosh Tiwari | 23-11-2023 11:36 recommendations 0

The BRICS countries—Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa—represent significant global economies with burgeoning technological landscapes. These nations are actively investing in sustainable technologies to address environmental challenges and foster a greener future. Let's delve into the unique sustainable technology initiatives undertaken by each country.

China stands at the forefront of renewable energy development, particularly in solar and wind power. The country has made substantial investments in solar farms and wind turbines, becoming a global leader in renewable energy adoption. Initiatives such as the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) promote the expansion of renewable energy infrastructure across multiple regions.
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory. (2021). Renewable Energy Futures Study for China.
  • International Renewable Energy Agency. (2021). Renewable Capacity Statistics.
India is spearheading sustainable technology adoption, emphasizing solar energy, biofuels, and electric mobility. The country's ambitious targets aim to increase renewable energy capacity and reduce dependence on fossil fuels. The National Solar Mission and Electric Vehicle Policy showcase India's commitment to a sustainable future.
  • Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India. (2021). Renewable Energy Statistics.
  • NITI Aayog, Government of India. (2021). India's Electric Vehicle Policy.
Brazil prioritizes sustainable agriculture, biodiversity conservation, and renewable energy, particularly hydroelectric power. Efforts to protect the Amazon rainforest, coupled with investments in clean energy, demonstrate Brazil's commitment to environmental preservation and renewable energy generation.
  • The World Bank. (2020). Brazil: Sustainable Landscapes and Low Carbon Development.
  • Brazil Ministry of Mines and Energy. (2021). Energy Research Company.
Russia focuses on energy-efficient technologies, nuclear power, and sustainable urban development. The nation's commitment to energy efficiency, evidenced by initiatives in construction and transportation, aims to reduce carbon emissions and enhance resource efficiency.
  • United Nations Environment Programme. (2020). Energy Efficiency Trends in Russia.
  • Russian National Energy Security Fund. (2021). Sustainable Urban Development Initiatives.
South Africa:
South Africa's sustainability efforts concentrate on renewable energy, energy efficiency, and waste management. The Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) and National Waste Management Strategy highlight the country's strides toward a cleaner, more sustainable future.
  • Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, South Africa. (2021). National Waste Management Strategy.
  • South African National Energy Development Institute. (2021). Renewable Energy Projects Report.

The collaboration and exchange of sustainable technology initiatives among the BRICS nations have the potential to drive global sustainability goals. These countries' dedication to innovation and sustainability presents promising opportunities for fostering a greener and more sustainable planet.


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SangHyeon Park

  • SangHyeon Park says :
    BRICS nations showcase environmental leadership through diverse sustainable initiatives. China excels in renewables, India prioritizes solar and EVs, Brazil emphasizes clean energy, Russia focuses on efficiency, and South Africa advances renewables and waste management. Totally informative!
    Posted 02-12-2023 14:55

Seeun Mentor

  • Seeun Mentor says :
    Hello, this is mentor Seeun!
    The BRICS nation is striving towards a greener society in their own ways. Also, I'm interested about how the BRICS nation collaborates with eachother to strengthen their weaknesses.
    Thank you for your report!
    Posted 27-11-2023 23:31

Melissa Menlah Adu

  • Melissa Menlah Adu says :
    The BRICS nations exemplify diverse pathways toward sustainability, demonstrating that through investments in renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, and innovative technologies, these global economies are paving the way for a collective shift towards a greener and more sustainable planet. The collaboration among these nations emphasizes the power of shared initiatives in achieving global sustainability goals.Good job👍
    Posted 23-11-2023 12:52

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