Bandar Seri Begawan - Current and emerging regional and global issues related to the environment, which are significant to Asean, were discussed yesterday during the 12th Informal Asean Ministerial Meeting on the Environment.

Some of these issues revolved around climate change and global warming, nature conservation and biodiversity, water resource management, urban environmental management and governance, coastal and marine environment and environmental education.

Read more: Brunei Highlights Challenges Of Climate Change At Meeting


ASEAN region's first Blue Gene supercomputer will explore impact of climate modeling on Brunei's flood forecasting, crop yield, energy and rainforest resources.

IBM and Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) today announced an agreement to collaborate on climate modeling research that will investigate the impact of climate change on flood forecasting, crop yields, renewable energy and the health of rainforests in the region.

Read more: IBM and Universiti Brunei Darussalam to Collaborate on Climate Modeling Research


Tutong - Along with 187 other countries, Bruneians yesterday marked the "biggest global action day ever" by organising several activities that ranged from brisk walks, Beach clean-ups to recycling and tree-planting, which are among the 7,347 organised events worldwide.To observe the international grassroots movement, some 80 locals with a concern for the future environment joined hands to lead by example and raise awareness, through action, of the need to address increasing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions that catalyse the affects of global warming.

To combat the high CO2 emissions, the Brunei Health Promotion Centre (BHPC) alongside Tumpuan Telisai Religious School organised a "green day" under the 350 pledge (to lower the global carbon footprint).

Read more: Brunei Joins Global Climate Action Day


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