Bandar Seri Begawan - The reduction of disaster risks is the main priority of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) and the National Meteorological and Hydrology Services.

The priority will continue to be so, especially since the world's "exposed" communities are working hard to upgrade its effectiveness in prevention and reduction of natural disaster effects.

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Brunei Darussalam has been ranked a credible 26th in the world in Environmental Performance Index (EPI) and only second behind Malaysia in the region and fourth in Asia. The environmental performance index was developed in 2002 by Yale University and Columbia University in collaboration with the European Commission and the World Economic Forum.

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Katie Johanna Vanhala (R) Associate expert on Education for Sustainable Development Unesco Office, Bangkok, speaks as Dr Mee Young Choi (R) Programme Specialist in Education, Unesco office, Jakarta, looks on during a workshop at Rizqun International Hotel, yesterday.Picture: BT/Yusri AdananAN EXPERT from United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) yesterday stressed the need for government to provide a clear climate change education strategy, which could be adapted into policy and taught in schools.Dr Mee Yong Choi, programme specialist in Education Unit of the Unesco Office in Jakarta was talking to The Brunei Times on the the sidelines of a workshop on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD): Addressing Climate Change Education yesterday.

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