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A customer buys petrol at an outlet in Kota Kinabalu, Jan 4, 2015. Picture: BT File

ASIAN economies need to eliminate carbon subsidies to fulfill their commitment to the Paris Agreement — the largest ever international treaty to fight climate change, according to a report by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Read more: Eliminate carbon subsidies against climate change: ADB

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YOUNG Bruneians, along with other ASEAN youth, are called to continue engaging with the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) in making it as a platform for knowledge and experience sharing to overcome challenges in resolving cross-cutting issues in the region.

Read more: Eco-entrepreneurship regional workshop set in Brunei next year

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Brunei Darussalam recognises the adverse effect that development may have on climate change. And as such, the Sultanate is undertaking efforts to address the issue of climate change, including the implementation of its policies on energy efficiency and conservation, as well as forest resources management, Borneo Bulletin reported.

His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam made this observation in a titah, which was delivered during the first executive session of the 2013 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Read more: All are vulnerable to climate change

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