PEHIN Orang Kaya Indera Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Suyoi bin Haji Osman, Minister of Development, attended the high-level segment of the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP20) to the United Nations Framework on Climate Change Convention (UNFCCC) and the 10th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP10) in Lima, Peru.
The Lima COP20/CMP10, hosted by the Government of Peru from December 1, ended yesterday.
Government delegates, representatives from business and industry, environmental organisations, research institutions and also the media, attended the conference.
The Lima COP20/CMP10 was expected to come up with an agreed outcome relating to mitigation, adaptation, finance, capacity building, and technology development and transfer, as a positive move towards a collective and global response to address and combat climate change. The main objective of the Lima COP20/CMP10 was to prepare a draft agreement for the new 2015 global agreement in Paris.
The opening of the High-Level Segment of the COP20/CMP10 began with an opening remark by the President of COP20/CMP10, His Excellency Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Minister of Environment, Peru.
Sam Kutesa, President the United Nations General Assembly and Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary General of the United Nations, also delivered remarks.
Pehin Orang Kaya Indera Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Suyoi bin Haji Osman, at the high-level segment, highlighted the following in his remark:
His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam’s address at the Climate Summit held on September 23, 2014 in New York, echoed Brunei Darussalam’s readiness to play its part with the rest of the world, in tackling the important global issue of Climate Change.
Brunei Darussalam has undertaken various efforts to ensure prudent use and consumption of its energy resources and conservation of its forests as a carbon sink.
Brunei Darussalam has recently ratified the Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol.
Brunei Darussalam expects the new global agreement in Paris in 2015, to be effective, robust, ambitious, and legally binding, in accordance with the principles and provisions of the UNFCCC.
Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Development, and officials from the Department of Energy at the Prime Minister‘s Office, the Attorney General Chambers, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ministry of Development, and the Department of Environment, Parks and Recreation, Ministry of Development, comprised the Brunei Darussalam’s delegation.