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Brunei-Muara - Brunei joined 188 other countries around the world in holding a Global Work Party, as part of the 10:10 initiative to raise awareness on lowering carbon emissions.Universiti Brunei Darussalam planted 350 trees in an area that was razed by fire not long ago to do their part in the global warming mitigation campaign.

"It's to tell people we have to keep to 350 parts per million of emissions for the whole word," said Dr Irene Chong Poh Ai, a lecturer from UBD.

"Other countries are doing it too and not just planting trees, (using) solar panels, as well," said Dr Chong.

The majority of the students at the UBD tree-planting project were from the Brunei Environment and Community Action course, with each of these students planted four saplings, with the rest planted by volunteers.

With the help of the Forestry Department at the Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources, predetermined areas behind the university were selected for planting.

Read more: 350 Trees Against Climate Change

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Bandar Seri Begawan - The Minister of Education has expressed Brunei Darussalam's continued support for Asean efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change, underpinning the role of education in promoting awareness on the need to protect the environment.

Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia Hj Awg Abu Bakar bin Hj Apong led the Brunei delegation as they attended the two-day 4th Meeting of the Asean Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) Council, in Da Nang, Vietnam that ended Monday.

Read more: Brunei supports ASEAN Bid to Protect Environment

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Bandar Seri Begawan - Brunei Darussalam must tap and learn from Korea's vast experiences in implementing low carbon green growth strategy, and seize any cooperation opportunities that will contribute to the enhancement of the Sultanate's capability and capacity to address climate change mitigation, namely to reduce the country's carbon emission level.

Minister of Development, Pehin Orang Kaya Indera Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awg Hj Suyoi bin Hj Osman, who spoke yesterday during the Korea-Brunei Energy Forum at the Grand Hall of The Empire Hotel & Country Club, also said that despite contributing to only about 0.0167 per cent of the global carbon emission, Brunei (through the Country's National Council on Climate Change) is at the inception of developing a National Mitigation Action Plan (NAMA).

The minister said the Sultanate is currently working to establish mitigation actions to reduce carbon emission.

Read more: Minister reveals plans on green growth

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