Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) is organising a Scientific Committee Meeting of the International Consortium of Universities for the Study of Biodiversity and the Environment (iCUBE), on the June 4. The event will take place at the Board Room, 2nd Floor, Institute for Leadership, Innovation and Advancement (ILIA), UBD.

Read more: UBD to host iCUBE meeting on June 4



KUCHING: The BIMP-EAGA region has been recognised as the most ‘mega diverse’ sub-region in the world due to its rich biodiversity, especially its tropical rainforests and coral reef.

BIMP-EAGA stands for Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and Phillipines-East Asia Growth Area.

The recognition was given by the ministers responsible for the region at the BIMP-EAGA Ministerial Conference on the Heart of Borneo and Coral Reefs in Temburong, Brunei yesterday.

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Bandar Seri Begawan - The establishment of Brunei's national council on climate change was with the consent of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, the permanent secretary at the Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources (MIPR) confirmed on Saturday.

The council or its activities is virtually non-existent in local media reports, and its establishment was only mentioned once last year in a draft based on the outcomes of discussions held during an MIPR-organised workshop in April 2010. However, the draft did not divulge any further details on the council or the exact date it was established.

Read more: National Council On Climate Change Set Up With His Majesty's Consent


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