Brunei National Climate Drafting Committee Workshop

Brunei Darussalam must work together with other countries to tackle climate change. As an oil and gas economy, it is important that the country pave the economy towards a low carbon pathway by mitigating greenhouse emissions. With the highest greenhouse gas emissions per capita in ASEAN, Brunei Darussalam has numerous opportunities for reduction in emissions and to further develop these opportunities. This was said by Permanent Secretary for Energy at the Ministry of Energy, Manpower and Industry at the opening of the Brunei National Climate Drafting Committee Workshop. The workshop was held yesterday morning at Universiti Brunei Darussalam.

Awang Haji Azhar bin Haji Yahya said the Brunei National Climate Policy seeks to outline the opportunities of both climate mitigation and adaptation measures that would bring about low carbon growth, making Brunei Darussalam a climate-resilient nation.

More than 50 representatives from the public and private sectors as well as non-government organisations, NGOs, attended the 2-day workshop organised by the Climate Policy Drafting Committee, CPDC. Through the workshop the CPDC hoped to evaluate and identify global, regional and national trends in order to formulate a policy that would impact Brunei significantly in the global climate change. Also present were Deputy Permanent Secretaries at the Ministry of energy, Manpower and Industry and the Deputy Permanent Secretary for Security and Welfare at the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Source: Radio Television Brunei