Energy Initiatives of Shanghai Cooperation Organization

DOI: 10.20542/0131-2227-2023-67-6-27-35
Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russian Federation, 53/2, bld. 1, Ostozhenka Str., Moscow, 119021, Russian Federation.

Received 09.01.2023. Revised 08.02.2023. Accepted 03.04.2023.

Abstract. Sustainable energy supply and the more complex concept of energy security that has developed are a condition and guarantee for ensuring economic growth. The achievement of this task seems possible in the current situation, provided that joint efforts are combined within the framework of integration associations. For Russia, the SCO is chosen as a reliable outpost – a circle of friendly states, the basis of relations with each of which is many years of experience in reliable cooperation. For example, in order to ensure the full realization of Russia’s export potential, on the one hand, and to meet the growing energy demand from Asian partners, on the other hand, programs are being developed and projects are being implemented to create appropriate trunk transport and energy corridors. Thus, in the eastern direction, the construction of the Power of Siberia main gas pipeline has been completed, the design of the Power of Siberia‑2 main pipeline is underway, work continues to increase the capacity of the transport infrastructure, and the task is to modernize and expand the main infrastructure. Recognizing the need to guarantee the right of all states and peoples to energy security while providing access to reliable, sustainable and modern energy sources, and taking into account current energy trends in the use of clean and low-carbon energy sources, the SCO, in a statement issued in 2022, laid the foundation for its own energy course the common and complementary benefits of fossil fuels and clean energy sources, while taking into account the conditions and characteristics of each state. Ways and directions for expanding the energy cooperation of the member states of this integration association, taking into account the identified priorities, will be studied in this article.

Keywords: Shanghai Cooperation Organization, energy policy, climate finance, transit of energy resources, national energy systems, energy security, climate change


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For citation:
Seregina A. Energy Initiatives of Shanghai Cooperation Organization. World Eonomy and International Relations, 2023, vol. 67, no. 6, pp. 27-35. EDN: YJPGAD

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