MoD: Climate change poses a threat to Brunei’s economy

Bandars Rivegawan-Brunei is vulnerable to climate change as rising sea levels affect the economic center along the coastline, the development minister said Wednesday.

Dato Hj Muhammad Juanda Hj Abdul Rashid said Brunei’s economy and capital are affected by climate change and sea level is projected to rise to 1.1m by the end of this century.

“As part of our efforts to contribute to global action, it is important for us to be involved in climate action to minimize the impact and risk of climate change,” he said. Brunei Middle-aged Conference and Exhibition.

He said Brunei is not exempt from the effects of the climate crisis and is experiencing unpredictable weather such as floods, wildfires, large landslides and strong winds that have damaged infrastructure and the environment.

“The average temperature in Brunei is rising at a rate of 0.25 degrees Celsius every 10 years and could reach a rise of 4 degrees Celsius by the end of the century.

“Our average monthly rainfall is projected to increase to an average of 500 mm by 2050,” he added.

Visitors playing games in the activity corner set up as part of the Brunei Middle-aged Conference and Exhibition Climate Action Week. Photo: Rasidah Hj Abu Bakar / The Scoop

Dato Juanda is eExisting adaptation measures can reduce climate risk if they are well funded and implemented more quickly.

“Adaptation is very important. Our efforts today are still largely gradual, responsive and small, focusing primarily on current impacts and short-term risks.” He said...

Adaptation It involves mitigating climate risks and vulnerabilities primarily through tuning existing systems.

he Limited capacity, technology and technical capabilities remain a challenge, he said.

Further cooperation and sharing of knowledge and expertise will strengthen and improve existing policies for responding to climate-related disasters, the Minister added.

In a pool with relatively little technical expertise available locally, he said Brunei continues to support multilateralism, unity and regional cooperation in its commitment to climate change.

Brunei, a small country, accounts for 0.025 percent of the world’s total greenhouse gas emissions each year.

“Although it contributes less to global greenhouse gas emissions, we believe that small actions can make a big difference,” he added.

Dato Hj Muhd ​​Juanda Brunei’s rich rainforests occupy 72% of the country and absorb 97% of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions, he said.

He added that his ministry will focus on completing preliminary climate risk and disaster assessments this year as it begins to formulate a country’s long-term strategy to fulfill its commitment to contributions.

As part of the Paris Climate Agreement, countries need to outline their respective Nationally Determined Contribution Reduce emissions.

“We also continue to raise awareness of the effects of climate change. [improve] Integrate climate change capabilities, as well as strategic planning and decision-making based on climate information, “added the Minister. MoD: Climate change poses a threat to Brunei’s economy

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