Brunei committed to tackling climate change: minister

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Nov. 18 (Xinhua) -- Reducing carbon emissions from the energy sector through efficient power generation, deployment of renewable technologies and addressing venting and flaring from oil and gas production are included in Brunei's efforts to tackle climate change, Minister of Energy Haji Mat Suny said.

Those efforts are detailed in the Brunei National Climate Change Policy launched in July 2020, he was quoted as saying by local daily the Borneo Bulletin on Wednesday.

Brunei is also exploring the potential of Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) to mitigate industrial emissions from the oil and gas sector, said the minister, who shared Brunei's commitment to combat climate change at the 3rd East Asia Energy Forum held via video conference.

The forum highlighted that ASEAN member states must tackle the challenge of climate change by not only penetrating renewable energy but also through promoting the use of CCUS/carbon recycling.

According to the report, the minister said that CCUS technology can potentially play an important role in decarbonizing the energy sector, especially as the ASEAN region continues to consume fossil fuels, such as natural gas, to meet growing energy demand.

The East Asia Energy Forum is an annual forum held back-to-back with the ASEAN Ministers of Energy Meeting and the ASEAN Energy Business Forum, which are participated by energy ministers, government officials, research institutes and private sector representatives from ASEAN members and dialogue partners. Enditem

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