On 24 February, 2016, Lyudmila Ogorodova, RF Deputy Minister for Science and Education, chaired the IV session of the Counsel for R&D, technological and innovation cooperation between the BRICS countries. Anton Yanovsky, Project Director of the Russian Technology Transfer Network, attended this meeting as a head of the expert group for R&D and Innovation Platform (RDIP BRICS).
BRICS Development Bank approved the four investment projects. The priority for the Board of Governors of the Bank has become a Green Energy: all projects designed with the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions into the environment.
On 12 February, 2016, at the headquarters of United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), a working meeting was held of the UNIDO Secretariat with the representatives of BRICS missions in UNIDO. The main topic of discussions was related to the projects and promising initiatives implemented under the UNIDO support to the benefit of BRICS economic development.