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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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SINGAPORE : Four Singapore organisations have bagged top awards at the 2010 ASEAN Energy Awards. 

Convened annually, the ASEAN Energy Awards recognise efforts by enterprising ASEAN companies to integrate renewable energy and energy efficient solutions in their projects. 

One winner is IUT Singapore Pte Ltd, which innovatively burns food waste to generate renewable energy. 

Electricity produced is used to power the plant. 

The excess electricity is exported into Singapore's power grid. 

Read more: Four Singapore companies bag top ASEAN awards for energy-saving solutions

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The Asian Development Bank and the Nordic Development Fund will give a US$2.5 million funding injection to Laos for capacity development in technical assistance to cope with climate change.

The agreement was signed by Senior Climate Change Specialist of the Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Division of ADB, Mr Ancha Srinivasan, and Director General of the Environment Department of (WREA), Dr Viengsavanh Douangsavanh, in Vientiane yesterday.

Under an agreement from ADB and the Nordic Development Fund (NDF), a technical assistance project will be launched with the aim of developing the capacity of WREA officials to cope with climate change, learn adaptation skills and reduce negative impacts.

Read more: Agreement helps Laos tackle effects of climate change

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Asia Clean Energy

In the photo: Dr. Lorna M. Calumpang (center) together with other finalists of the Clean Energy Marketplace. Second from left is Barbara Krell of the USAID Regional Development Mission for Asia.

23 June 2009 -- SEARCA’s Knowledge Center on Climate Change (KC3) joined the 13 finalists chosen from around the globe at the Clean Energy Marketplace in the recently concluded High Profile Dialogue on Climate Change back-to-back with the 4th Asia Clean Energy Forum 2009 held last 15-19 June 2009. The Clean Energy Marketplace Poster Competition featured innovative technologies, business projects, and models and programs in the light of clean energy as a means to mitigate climate change and its impacts. Grand prize went to the Renewable Biomass Solid Fuel as Alternative to Coal for Firing Bricks in Kilns Project of the MinErgy Pvt. Ltd, Nepal.

Organized and sponsored by the Asian Development Bank and USAID, the High Profile Dialogue on Climate Change back-to-back with the 4th Asia Clean Energy Forum gathered together about 800 participants from various groups: policymakers, private institutions, and non-governmental organizations. The forum provided the opportunity for stakeholders to share best practices and form partnerships in response to climate change. (By Bernadette P. Joven)

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