Brunei Darussalam



Negara Brunei Darussalam
Minister of Environment
Name:Dato Seri Paduka Dr. Haji Awg Ahmad bin Haji Jumat
Position:Minister of Development
Address1:Old Airport Development Complex, Berakas
Address2:Negara Brunei Darussalam
Phone:Tel: (673 2) 380 899
Fax:Fax: (673 2) 380 127
URL:http://www.brunet.bn/gov/modev/environment/env.html
 
Focal Point
Name:N/A
Position:Permanent Secretary
Organization:Ministry of Development
Address1:Old Airport Development Complex, Berakas, Bandar Seri Begawan BB 3510
Address2:Negara Brunei Darussalam Attn: Head Environment Unit, (Mr. Zakaria bin Haji Mohd. Sarudin)
Phone:Tel: (673 2) 383 644, 382 102
Fax:Fax: (673 2) 380 298, 383 644
 
Key Facts
Head of State:Sultan and Prime Minister Sir HASSANAL Bolkiah (since 5 October 1967)
Head of Government:Sultan and Prime Minister Sir HASSANAL Bolkiah (since 5 October 1967)
Capital:Bandar Seri Bagawan
Area (Sq Km):5765
Capital:Bandar Seri Bagawan
Population (million):0.358098
Membership of international organizations :ASEAN, APEC, ARF, C, ESCAP, G-77, IBRD, ICAO, ICRM, IDB, IFRCS, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, ISO (correspondent), ITU, NAM, OIC, OPCW, UN, UNCTAD, UPU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTrO.
Source1:The World of Information "Asia & Pacific Review 1998 Sixteenth Edition, The Economic and Business Report
Source2:World Factbook 2003
 
Country Human Development Index
Life Expectancy at birth (years):76.1
Adult Literacy Rate (%):91.6
GDP per capita (PPP$):19210
Life Expectancy Index:0.85
Education Index:0.86
GDP index:0.88
Human Development Index Rank:31
Human Development Index Value:0.872
Source:UNDP Human Development Report 2003
Year:2001
 
Key Environmental Issues
-          Water  pollution

-          Solid waste

-          Shifting cultivation

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Major Environmental Legislation
LegislationYearPurpose
Petroleum Mining Act, amended 1992 (Chapter 44) - Mining Act (Chapter 42) - Forest Act (Chapter 46) - Fisheries Act (Chapter 61) - Fishery Limits act (Chapter 130) - Wildlife Protection Act (Chapter 102) - Water Supply Act (Chapter 121) - Poison Act (Chapter 114) - Town and Country Planning (Development Control Act (Chapter 142) - Municipal Board Act (Chapter 57) - Ports Act, amended 1988 (Chapter 144) - Land Code (Chapter 40) - Merchant Shipping Act (Chapter 145) - Agricultural Pest and Noxious Plants Act (Chapter 43)0
 
National Environmental Policy

Environmental policy of Brunei:

-          to maintain sustainable utilization of natural resources;

-          to minimize negative impacts on environment arising from population growth and human activities;

-          balanced goals of socio-economic development and the need to sustain sound environmental quality.


 
International Conventions on Environment
TitleYearStatus
Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer19856
Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal19890
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)18.02.824