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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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Bandar Seri Begawan - Standard Chartered Bank, as part of its efforts to raise awareness on environment conservation within the community, yesterday presented three recycling bins to Maktab Dull Pengiran Muda Al-Muhtadee Billah to support the school's recycling programme, at an event that took place at the college's VIP room.

Head of the Bank's Environment Committee, Eliza Abdullah, who is also the Bank's Head of Finance presented the recycling bins to the college principal Marina Chek Bujang in the presence of the college's teachers and students as well as officers from SCB.

The event began with a speech by Marina Chek Bujang, followed by a speech by Eliza Abdullah. Standard Chartered Bank also took the opportunity to present a short film entitled 'Creating a Climate for Change' to students of the college.

Read more: SCB Donates Recycling Bins to Conserve Environment

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Bandar Seri Begawan - The US government is keen to provide research and development assistance to Brunei in the areas of environmental protection, a report says.

"We are working to promote opportunities for cooperation in our research and development institutions," said US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Kurt M Campbell in an interview with Oxford Business Group's (OBG), which was published in The Report: Brunei Darussalam 2010, in partnership with the Prime Minister's Office. The report was launched on December 16.

Campbell was referring to areas that both governments could collaborate further apart from cooperation in health, agriculture, science, technology and education sectors.

Brunei and the US are members of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement, along with seven other countries, aimed at creating a platform for economic integration across the Asia Pacific region.

Read more: US Offers Brunei Support In Environmental Protection Efforts

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