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ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN BRUNEI DARUSSALAM

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INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies    

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Decision-Making: Legislation and Regulations 

Brunei Darussalam has become a signatory to certain international conventions and agreements dealing with environmental issues, including:

Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies and Plans  

The National Environment Strategy (NES) has been formulated with the assistance of ESCAP.

Decision-Making: Major Groups Involvement   

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Programmes and Projects   

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Challenges  

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Capacity-building, Education, Training and Awareness-raising   

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Cooperation  

On the international scene Brunei Darussalam has attended various international and regional conferences. It cooperates with other countries at various levels and in ways such as participating in activities within the ASEAN framework as well as activities organised by UNEP.

Regionally, Brunei Darussalam is active within ASEAN with regard to environmental matters. Brunei Darussalam participates in various meetings and activities of the ASEAN Senior Officials on the Environment (ASOEN) and six Working Groups under ASOEN on Nature Conservation; Environmental Management; Environmental Economics; ASEAN Seas and Marine Environment; Transboundary Movement; and on Environmental Information, Public Awareness and Education.
During the recent forest fire and haze event effecting the ASEAN region, Brunei Darussalam, along with its other ASEAN collegues, has played an active role in ensuring the successful implementation of the Regional Haze Action Plan.
Subregionally, Brunei is the lead country for the BIMP-EAGA Working Group on Environmental Protection and Management and Sub-Regional Fire Fighting Arrangement for Borneo.

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This information was provided by the Government of Brunei Darussalam to the seventh session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development. Last Update: December 1998.

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TRADE

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CHANGING CONSUMPTION PATTERNS

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FINANCING

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TECHNOLOGY

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INDUSTRY

 

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies    

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Decision-Making: Legislation and Regulations 

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Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies and Plans  

At present, Brunei Darussalam has yet to establish comprehensive legislation that contains regulations and standards pertaining to protection and control of air quality. Currently, internationally accepted standards such as WHO standards and those of ASEAN member countries are used as references.

Decision-Making: Major Groups Involvement   

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Programmes and Projects   

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Status   

Industry is among the major sources of atmospheric pollution. Presently there are eight particulate samplers and one station monitors the five PSI "criteria pollutants".
The current drive for industrialisation in efforts to diversify the country's economy carries with it a potential for increased pollution and degradation in environmental quality. At present, air pollution due to industrial activities is minimal. Ad hoc studies have been undertaken which indicate that the levels of air pollutants (sulphur dioxide, nitrous oxide, hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide) are relatively low. Efforts are being undertaken to reduce the use of chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) and halon in air-conditioning and fire prevention systems.

Challenges  

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Capacity-building, Education, Training and Awareness-raising   

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Research and Technologies  

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Cooperation  

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This information was provided by the Government of Brunei Darussalam to the seventh session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development. Last Update: December 1998.

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TRANSPORT

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies    

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Decision-Making: Legislation and Regulations 

At present, Brunei Darussalam has yet to establish comprehensive legislation which contains regulations and standards pertaining to protection and control of air quality. Currently, internationally accepted standards such as WHO standards and those of ASEAN member countries are used as references. Presently there are eight particulate samplers and one station monitors the five PSI "criteria pollutants".

Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies and Plans  

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Decision-Making: Major Groups Involvement   

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Programmes and Projects   

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Status

Vehicle emissions are among the major sources of atmospheric pollution.
As of late December 1993, all vehicles are to be tested as part of the regulation process. The testing of gasoline vehicles include emission test for carbon dioxide and hydrocarbon at idle, and, for diesel vehicle, a smoke test at free acceleration. Similarly, motorcycles are also tested for carbon monoxide and hydrocarbon levels. In an effort to maintain clean air, unleaded gasoline (ULG) was introduced in January 1993. It was reported that the level of usage after the first month was almost 70 percent. Based on the first month usage, the emission of inorganic lead into the environment from vehicles has been reduced approximately 20 tonnes/year.

Challenges  

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Capacity-building, Education, Training and Awareness-raising   

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Research and Technologies  

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This information was provided by the Government of Brunei Darussalam to the seventh session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development. Last Update: December 1998.

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SUSTAINABLE TOURISM

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