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INSTITUTIONAL ASPECTS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN BRUNEI DARUSSALAM


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INTEGRATED DECISION-MAKING

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies    

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Decision-Making: Legislation and Regulations 

In recent years, the government has taken some measures to introduce changes in the institutional structure to enable integration of environment consideration in the economic planning and development. In 1993, the National Committee on Environment (NCE) was established for the purposes of pursuing the overall goal of environmental protection and service, and to ensure a more holistic approach to environmenta1 management through consultation and formulation of appropriate policies.

The NCE is responsible for overall policy coordination and review. The NCE also oversees the implementation of national environmental activities, legislation and policies pertaining to the environment. To assist the NCE in its function, The Environment Unit was set up in the Ministry of Development in 1993 to serve as the Secretariat.

Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies and Plans  

In many instances the issues covered by Agenda 21 that relate to the national situation of Brunei Darussalam had been incorporated in various government policies even before Rio. The quality of the environment has been a consideration in the Five Year National Development Plans, starting with the Fifth Plan 1985-1990. Brunei Darussalam is also addressing many policy elements for sustainable development, whereas the challenge of others has yet to be taken up. In the Seventh National Development Plan (1996-2000), sustainable development continues to play an important role.
Chapters under Agenda 21 that are relevant to Brunei Darussalam are as follows: Chapter 2: International Cooperation, Chapter 6: Protecting and Promoting Human Health, Chapter 7: Promoting Sustainable Human Settlement Development, Chapter 8: Integrating Environment and Development in Decision Making, Chapter 9: Protection of the Atmosphere, Chapter 11: Combating Deforestation, Chapter 15: Conservation of Biodiversity, Chapter 17: Protection and Management of Oceans, Chapter 18: Protection and Management of Freshwater Resources, Chapter 21: Management of Solid Wastes, and Chapter 36: Promoting Education Public awareness and Training.

In response to Agenda 21, a National Environment Strategy (NES) was formulated with the assistance of ESCAP. The strategy aims to provide a policy framework and a plan of action for environmental protection and management in the country for the period of 1996 – 2000 and beyond.

In line with the Vision Towards a Better Quality Environment, the policy objectives on environment for the Seventh National Development Plan are as follows:

To achieve the above objectives, the policy directions and strategies, which are based on the National Environment Strategy, are as follows:

National Decision-Making Structure
1.  National Sustainable Development Coordination Body:
(National Committee on Environment)
YES
2.  National Sustainable Development Policy:

    (Five Year National Development Plans)

YES
3.  National Agenda 21/other strategy for SD:

    (National Environment Strategy)

YES
4. Local/Regional Agenda(s) 21:  
5. Environmental Impact Assessment Law:  
6. Major Groups involved in Sustainable Development Decision-Making: YES

 

National Instruments and Programmes
1. Sustainable Development or environmental education incorporated into school curricula: YES
2. Sustainable Development Indicators Program:  
3. Ecolabel Regulations:  
4. Recycle/Reuse Programs:  
5. Green Accounting Program:  
6. Access to Internet:  
7. Access to World Wide Web:  
8. National World Wide Web Site for Sustainable Development or State of the Environment:  

  

Policies, Programmes and Legislation
1. Combatting poverty:  
2. Changing consumption and production patterns:  
3. Atmosphere: IN PROCESS
4. Land Use Planning:  
5. Forest and Deforestation: YES
6. Desertification and Drought:  
7. Sustainable Mountain Development:  
8. Sustainable Agriculture:  
9. Biological Diversity: YES
10. Biotechnology:  
11. Oceans and Coastal Areas: YES
12. Freshwater Management: YES
13. Toxic Chemicals:  
14. Hazardous Wastes: IN PROCESS
15. Solid Wastes: IN PROCESS
16. Radioactive Wastes:  
17. Energy:  
18. Transport:  
19. Sustainable Tourism:  

Decision-Making: Major Groups Involvement   

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Programmes and Projects   

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Status   

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Challenges  

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Capacity-building, Education, Training and Awareness-raising   

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Research and Technologies  

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Financing  

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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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MAJOR GROUPS

WOMEN

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CHILDREN AND YOUTH

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INDIGENOUS PEOPLE

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NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS

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LOCAL AUTHORITIES

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WORKERS AND UNIONS

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BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY

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SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL COMMUNITY

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FARMERS

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SCIENCE

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INFORMATION

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INTERNATIONAL LAW

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies    

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Decision-Making: Legislation and Regulations 

Brunei Darussalarn has signed certain international conventions and agreements dealing with environmental issues. They include:

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   

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Challenges  

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Capacity-building, Education, Training and Awareness-raising   

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Information   

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Research and Technologies  

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Financing  

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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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