Brunei Darussalam fully supports the development and promotion of sustainable and circular economy that prioritises low-carbon development and ensuring the conservation and protection of the environment. Speaking during the 4th Forum of Ministers and Environment Authorities of Asia Pacific, the Minister of Development shared a glimpse of policies and legislation aimed at protecting the environment and natural resources against pollution and climate change impacts which includes the Brunei National Climate Change Policy developed to pave the nation’s pathways towards a low carbon and climate-resilient future.
Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Ingineur Awang Haji Suhaimi bin Haji Gafar, highlighted the view that the forum serves as an important platform for the Asia Pacific Countries to re-establish and coordinate efforts in working together towards paving a sustainable and resilient environment and climate. Meanwhile, Dr Nor Imtihan binti Haji Abdul Razak, Permanent Secretary for Planning, Land Use and Environment at the Ministry of Development during the forum pointed out Brunei Darussalam’s endeavor in strengthening policy measures, strategic actions, cooperation mechanisms as well as on-the-ground action in advancing environment protection and addressing climate change issues. The forum was held from the 5th until 7th of October 2021 via virtual platform. The high level forum was attended by the Ministers and Senior Officials from over 41 countries responsible for environmental affairs and climate change of Asia Pacific. The forum was organized as a platform for the Member States and other stakeholders to contribute regional perspectives to the resumed fifth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly, UNEA 5.2 to be held from 28th February to 2nd March 2022 as well as to the Special Session of the United Nations Environment Assembly, 50th UNEP on 3rd to 4th March 2022 in Nairobi, Kenya.
Source: Radio Television Brunei