Brunei’s efforts in tackling climate change include reducing carbon emissions from the energy sector through more efficient power generation, deployment of renewable technologies and addressing venting and flaring from oil and gas production, as detailed in the Brunei National Climate Change Policy launched in July.
The country is also exploring the potential of Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) to mitigate industrial emissions from the oil and gas sector.
This was shared by Energy Minister Dr Awang Mat Suny Mohd Hussein at the 3rd East Asia Energy Forum.
The forum, held via video conference, was jointly organised by the Industry and Trade Ministry Vietnam, the Economic Research Institute of Asean and East Asia, and the Energy Research Institute Network as part of the Asean Energy Business Forum 2020.
This year’s forum was themed “Role of CCUS/Carbon Recycling in Asean/East Asia” and focused on the role of the clean energy technology in tackling the global climate challenge.
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.
Awang Mat Suny stated that CCUS technology can potentially play an important role in decarbonising the energy sector, especially as the Asean region continues to consume fossil fuels such as natural gas to meet growing energy demand. — Xinhua