Brunei Darussalam still has a long way to go to reach its climate objectives, said Permanent Secretary (Planning, Land Use and Environment) at the Ministry of Development Dr Nor Imtihan binti Haji Abdul Razak yesterday during the second day of Climate Action Week at the Brunei Mid-Year Conference 2022 and Exhibition (Brunei MYCE 2022).
The permanent secretary said in her remarks that despite having executed some activities prescribed by the Brunei Darussalam National Climate Change Policy (BNCCP), “policy developments, new infrastructure to support initiatives and upskilling of local capabilities are some of the gaps that we need to address for us to achieve our ambitions”.
She said the conference tackling climate change issues will be an opportunity and platform to identify creative solutions and to establish strategic partnerships across the public and private sector to accelerate the country’s decarbonisation efforts.
“For the next two days, we will be observing presentations on different topics related to Climate Change by renowned experts and speakers,” she said.
Meanwhile, the permanent secretary said a task force has been established to frame and establish feasible options as part of our efforts to introduce carbon pricing in the country. The objective of this strategy is to introduce carbon pricing applicable to all industrial facilities and power utilities emitting beyond a carbon emission threshold limit by 2025.
“We are also actively working towards the deployment of small scale solar in private residences and buildings in support of the Department of Energy’s Net-Metering Programme,” said the permanent secretary.