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Brunei Darussalam

Published on 23 March 2018
According to YB Dato PadukaDrHj Mat Suny Hj Md Hussein, the government has been able to save $3.6 million a year by only switching on every other street light. Meanwhile, energy saving measures enforced in government buildings has saved an annual $6 million or6 gigawatt hours (GWh). “It’s a minimal effort initiative which has brought about big savings while still maintaining public safety,” he said…
Published on 3 February 2018
For BSP, responsible means respecting national laws and international standards, matching or exceeding global best practice and setting our own rigorous performance standards. Our core values of honesty, integrity, and respect for people underpin our decisions and actions. Being responsible also means understanding the impact BSP can have on the environment and the communities we share it with – before, during and at the end…
Published on 20 January 2018
Yet this privileged position is by no means guaranteed. It is common knowledge that everywhere on Earth the destruction of rainforest continues at an alarming rate. According to the World Wildlife Fund, on average 50,000 square miles of forest are lost annually along with untold animal and plant species, many of which may have been unknown to science. In the time it takes you to…
Published on 13 September 2017
This was highlighted by Dato Seri Paduka Awang Haji Suhaimi bin Haji Gafar, the Deputy Minister of Development, who led the country’s delegation at the 14th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on the Environment (14th AMME) yesterday, at the International Convention Centre in Berakas. “We have already submitted our Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs), as part of our commitment towards the global community,” he said. “The policies…
Published on 18 August 2017
According to data collected by the Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department, the Sultanate is getting wetter and warmer. On average, Brunei’s maximum temperature is going up by +0.3 degrees Celsius with mean temperature increasing by 0.6 degrees Celsius while the annual rainfall is showing a rising trend, with the mean rainfall increasing to 37.2mm. The data recorded at the BIA Observational Station was revealed by Harnina…
Published on 18 July 2017
In a study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, researchers have found that seasonal rainfall patterns can affect the release of carbon dioxide from tropical peatlands. Peat, which is mostly organic carbon, forms when partially decomposed vegetation accumulates. Tropical peatlands can store gigatons of carbon in the form of peat domes, gently curved landforms than span several kilometers. However, climate change or…
Published on 21 June 2017
Dr Haji Abdul Manaf and Marina Laker along with guests and students at the event Mounted butterfly collection on display. – PHOTOS: BAHYIAH BAKIR Also speaking at the event was Marina Laker, the High Commissioner of Canada to Brunei Darussalam, who shared that Brunei and Canada have signed the Paris Agreement climate accord as part of a global effort to cut carbon emissions and…
Published on 3 October 2016
Its Co-Founder/ Community Engagement Director Khairunnisa Ash’ari said the government or NGOs should not be the only party working on combatting climate change, but that there should be a collective effort from the community as well. “We have to work together as a community, such as reducing demand for products that have led to the haze issues or reducing usage of cars on…
Published on 3 October 2016
Brunei had recently ratified the Paris Agreement in September, committing the nation to set goals in order to keep global temperature rises to a maximum of two degree Celsius above pre-industrial levels while aspiring to a 1.5 degree limit. “At the core of the climate change is a fundamental market failure to reflect the full social, economic and environmental costs of greenhouse gas emissions,” ADB…
Published on 13 September 2016
This was addressed by the US Ambassador to ASEAN, Nina Hachigian yesterday to the participants of Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Summit 2016 in Luang Prabang, Laos, where five Bruneian youths took part in the event. “YSEALI programme is ultimately successful because of the talent and dedication of the participants. You’re doing amazing work at your home countries and in the region,” she said…