James Kon & Lyna Mohamad
The public and students now have a chance to learn more about climate change and the Sultanate’s efforts in addressing the issue at the Climate Action Week of the Brunei Mid-Year Conference and Exhibition 2022 (Brunei MYCE 2022).
Deputy Minister of the Department of Energy at the Prime Minister’s Office Dato Seri Paduka Awang Haji Matsatejo bin Sokiaw and Permanent Secretary (Planning, Land Use and Environment) at the Ministry of Development and Co-Chair of the Working Committee for Brunei MYCE 2022 for Climate Action Week Dr Nor Imtihan binti Haji Abdul Razak toured the exhibition including ‘The Tunnel of Inconvenient Truth’ showcasing the effects of climate change and rise in temperature.
Brunei Climate Change Secretariat’s Susila Faeza binti Haji Othman said the tunnel is designed to let the public experience the effects of climate change first hand.
In the first, visitors feel the cool temperature akin to the morning.
In the second, the temperature rises by 1.5 degrees Celsius while showcasing regular occurrence of flood, landslide and forest fire.
In the third segment, visitors will experience an increase of four degrees Celsius – an uncomfortable temperature that humans should not have extended exposure to. It shows what would happen by 2050 to 2100 if no actions are taken to address climate change.
Apart from showing the effects of climate change, the exhibition is aimed at encouraging the public to join the green movement including installing solar panels at home and other buildings.