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25-Jul-2020 : Launching of the Brunei Darussalam’s National Climate Change Policy

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The Brunei Darussalam National Council on Climate Change (BNCCC), co-chaired by the Ministry of Energy and the Ministry of Development, officially launched Brunei Darussalam's National Climate Change Policy (BNCCP) on 25th July 2020. The launching ceremony was held at the Banquet Hall, Prime Minister's Office Complex. 

Present at the event were Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Ir. Awang Haji Suhaimi bin Haji Gafar, Minister of Development as Co-Chair of the BNCCC; Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali bin Apong, Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism; Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Abdul Mutalib bin Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Haji Mohammad Yusof, Minister of Transport and Info-communications and Yang Mulia Dato Seri Paduka Awang Haji Matsatejo bin Sokiaw, Acting Minister of Energy, as members of the BNCCC. Also present were Yang Mulia Awang Haji Azhar bin Haji Yahya, Permanent Secretary (Energy) at the Ministry of Energy as Chair of the Executive Committee on Climate Change, Yang Mulia Dato Seri Paduka Ar. Awang Haji Marzuke bin Haji Mohsin, Deputy Minister of Development; Yang Berhormat Dayang Khairunnisa binti Haji Awang Ash'ari, Member of the Legislative Council and Co-Founder of Green Brunei; Yang Mulia Pengiran Haji Jamra Weira bin Pengiran Haji Petra, Deputy Permanent Secretary (Energy and Power); and members of the Executive Committee on Climate Change which comprises of Permanent Secretaries, Deputy Permanent Secretaries, Chief Executive Officers, Managing Directors, and Presidents of various governmental and non-governmental agencies (NGOs).

With the full implementation of the BNCCP, a projection of more than 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions is anticipated by 2035. Henceforth, the council calls for a whole-of-nation approach to address climate change mitigation as well as to execute any necessary adaption plans and actions. Thus far, 39 agencies collectively from the Government, Private Sectors, Research Institutions, Academics, Associations and Non-Government Organizations have all affirmed their commitment towards the country's decarbonisation efforts. Additionally, the BNCCP aims to pave the pathway for all sectors of the economy to move 'Towards a low carbon and Climate Resilient Brunei Darussalam' through 10 core strategic focus, in which the Ministry of Energy is primarily responsible for the implementation of strategies related to Industrial Emissions, Renewable Energy, Power Sector Management and Electric Vehicles.

 

The Ministry of Energy as the custodian of the country's energy sector will ensure any related development under its purview is aligned with the council's strategic objectives, and pledges to reduce industrial emissions from the industries by 2035 through zero routine flaring.  On the renewable energy front, the Ministry of Energy through its Sustainable Energy portfolio seeks to deliver policies and programmes to reduce emission through a nationwide deployment of renewable energy source.  The Ministry is committed to increase a total share of renewable energy to at least 30% of the total capacity in the power generation mix using mainly solar photovoltaic by 2035. In the field of power sector, the Ministry seeks to reduce Green House Gas emission from power generation to at least by 10% by 2035, by focusing on increasing energy efficiency and conservation. 

Furthermore, the Ministry's commitment in the deployment of green transportation was attested through its collaboration with the Ministry of Transportation and Info-Communications and relevant stakeholders that seek to reduce Brunei Darussalam's carbon emissions from the land transport sector by targeting to increase the share of Electric Vehicles to 60% of total annual sales by 2035.  Henceforth, the Electric Vehicles Joint Task Force was established through the co-chairmanship of the Ministry of Energy and the Ministry of Transportation and Info-Communications to carry out the implementation of this strategy.

With the existence of this national policy that serves as a clear directive on a macro level, it is thus imperative for all stakeholders through a whole nation approach, to pool their efforts together in formulating and producing effective operational initiatives and documents in a timely manner. 

 

 

Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Ir. Awang Haji Suhaimi bin Haji Gafar, Minister of Development as Co-Chair of the BNCCC; Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali bin Apong, Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism; Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Abdul Mutalib bin Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Haji Mohammad Yusof, Minister of Transport and Info-communications and Yang Mulia Dato Seri Paduka Awang Haji Matsatejo bin Sokiaw, Acting Minister of Energy, as members of the BNCCC. Also present was Yang Mulia Awang Haji Azhar bin Haji Yahya, Permanent Secretary (Energy) at the Ministry of Energy as Chair of the Executive Committee on Climate Change in a group photo with the stakeholders.


 Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Ir. Awang Haji Suhaimi bin Haji Gafar, Minister of Development as Co-Chair of the BNCCC; Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali bin Apong, Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism; Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Abdul Mutalib bin Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Haji Mohammad Yusof, Minister of Transport and Info-communications and Yang Mulia Dato Seri Paduka Awang Haji Matsatejo bin Sokiaw, Acting Minister of Energy, as members of the BNCCC.

 


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