chapter  11
15 Pages

The BRICS countries and international energy cooperation

WithLiu Wenge, Wang Lei

Over the recent years, the BRICS countries have seen rapid growth in their comprehensive economic strength and therefore have become an important engine for stimulating the world economic recovery and growth. In the meantime, their fast-growing energy demand will inevitably have an impact on the global energy landscape. Today, due to the constant fluctuation in global energy prices and environmental pressure imposed by many developed countries, it seems quite necessary to delve into the relevance between the energy industry and economic development in the BRICS countries, so as to assess their energy development potential and identify opportunities for energy cooperation, while finding the optimal development path for China’s future energy strategy.