CO2 EMISSIONS: 24 metric tons per capita (2011)
Climate Change and Development Context
Brunei Darussalam is one of the high-income economy countries Southeast Asia. Its urban population is growing at unprecedented rates, which is likely to rise beyond 60 percent by 2030. In terms of carbon dioxide emission, as last monitored by the World Bank in 2011, it emits 24 metric tons per capita
Recently (July 2015), the Ministry of Development in collaboration with the Energy Department at the Prime Minister’s Office through Brunei National Energy Research Institute (BNERI) has launched the initiative to fulfil the provisions and obligations in Article 4 and Article 12 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Brunei has national programs include improvements of transportation infrastructure to reduce traffic congestion, cogeneration power station to reduce emissions of pollutant gases, and full use of unleaded gasoline to reduce air pollution.
Belinda Yuen and Leon Kong (2009) “Climate Change and Urban Planning in Southeast Asia” https://sapiens.revues.org/881
The Brunei times “Brunei can lead in curbing climate change” http://www.bt.com.bn/news-national/2015/06/16/%E2%80%98brunei-can-lead-curbing-climate-change%E2%80%99
World Bank Data – Brunei (accessed 21 July 2015). http://data.worldbank.org/country/brunei-darussalam
Member(s) active in Brunei
Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Lao PDR, Singapore, Philippines, China
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