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    UK’s COP26 ambassador in Brunei to discuss climate change issues

    James Kon

    United Kingdom’s (UK) 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) Regional Ambassador Ken O’Flaherty is in Brunei Darussalam until October 26 to strengthen ties and cooperation between the UK and the Sultanate on tackling climate change.

    According to the British High Commission in Brunei Darussalam, O’Flaherty will take part in the inaugural UK-Brunei Climate Change Dialogue, agreed at the first UK-Brunei Strategic Dialogue hosted in the UK in December 2021. 

    He will meet with Cabinet ministers, the Brunei Darussalam National Council on Climate Change (BNCCC) and Brunei Climate Change Secretariat (BCCS), non-governmental organisations (NGOs), business leaders and industry experts to discuss progress on commitments and pledges made at COP26; priorities at the upcoming 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) next month and areas of further collaboration between Brunei and the UK.

    O’Flaherty said, “I am looking forward to my first visit to Brunei Darussalam and to engage with BNCCC and BCCS, as well as the wider community.”

    Following the UK’s COP26 presidency, he shared, “We are committed to working closely and collaborating with other countries to deliver on commitments made at COP26. I was delighted that Brunei had announced that they would commit to net zero carbon emissions by 2050. I hope that we will be able to explore areas of further collaboration, building on Brunei’s contribution to the success of the COP26 Summit and the progress they have made here in Brunei.”

    O’Flaherty was appointed the UK government’s COP26 Regional Ambassador to Asia-Pacific and South Asia in March 2020. His remit was expanded to cover the Caribbean and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in May.

    UK’s COP26 Regional Ambassador Ken O’Flaherty. PHOTO: JAMES KON
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