The first meeting of the BRICS Working Group on “Energy Saving and Energy Efficiency” will be held in Visakhapatnam during 4th-5th July, 2016. Participation from all BRICS countries, viz., Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa has been confirmed.
During the two day deliberations, the BRICS countries will make presentations on measures taken by them in the field of energy saving and energy efficiency. India will also showcase its efforts in energy saving, energy efficiency, in particular the LED street lighting programme and PAT (Performance Achievement & Trade) programme for Industrial energy efficiency.
Realising that BRICS brings together five major emerging economies and keeping the energy growth scenario of BRICS nations in view, the Working Group on Energy Saving & Energy Efficiency will deliberate on a Work Plan on development of cooperation in energy saving &energy efficiency within BRICS. During the meeting, a Joint Statement will be agreed upon which will be a guiding tool for the BRICS Working Group on “Energy Saving and Energy Efficiency”.