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Due to Bruneiâ's location near the ocean, the country has become very vulnerable to climate change impacts and resulting pollution.1 Increased temperatures have been linked to an increase in pollution, and negative affects the countryâ's gas, oil, and agricultural sectors.2 In recent years, the government has begun to focus on mitigation strategies regarding floods and coastal protections, as well as environmental management programs.3 Bruneiâ's most crucial partner for climate change mitigation is Singapore, who can help provide funds and technical expertise on the subjects of air quality and climate change.4 There has also been an environmental youth exchange program launched to adequately education young people on the negative effects of climate change.5

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1 http://environment.asean.org/1084-2/
2 Ibid
3 Ibid
4http://www.bt.com.bn/frontpage-news-national/2014/04/30/singapore-brunei-discuss-air-quality-climate-change
5 Ibid
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Brunei Darussalam News

City Weekend (registration) 
The food in Brunei bears a lot of resemlance resemblance to Malaysian and Indonesian cuisine. There are strong influences from Chinese, Indian and Thai cuisines—lots of fragrant spices, coconut milk and curry peppered through each meal with a heavy ... See more..
NDTV 
New Delhi: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Government of Brunei Darussalam recently announced the scholarship for foreign students for 2017-18 academic session. The scholarship will provide opportunity to study at four different universities ... See more..
Borneo Bulletin Online 
TWELVE contingents comprising of more than 1,550 participants are set to compete in sporting events at the Brunei Darussalam National Games (SKBD) 2017 from March 25 to 29. Details of the SKBD 2017 were revealed on Tuesday at the Hassanal Bolkiah ... See more..
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Borneo Bulletin Online 
PHILIPPINE Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam Meynardo LB Montealegre inducted into office the 2017-2019 Filipino Association in Brunei (FAB) officers led by Rodolfo P Adducul, an accountant. “We will organise more activities and events to promote ... See more..
Borneo Bulletin Online 
YAM, a former deputy permanent secretary and permanent secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, is also a former ambassador of Brunei Darussalam to Japan and the United States of America and concurrently the non-resident ambassador to ... See more..
Astro Awani 
MIRI: The federal government is considering having the Sarawak portion of the Pan Borneo Highway skip Brunei Darussalam to avoid the hassle of numerous passport checks for motorists, said Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof. He said feedback from ... See more..
Borneo Bulletin Online 
AT THE invitation of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, His Majesty King Salman bin Abdulaziz ... See more..
OilVoice 
HOUSTON, TX (20 March 2017) - Geokinetics Inc., a provider of integrated seismic data acquisition, processing and reservoir analysis solutions, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract by Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn Bhd (BSP) ... See more..
Jakarta Post 
After a three-day state visit in Jakarta, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud departed for Brunei Darussalam on Saturday before vacationing in Bali. The royal Saudi aircraft took off from Halim Perdanakusuma Airport in East Jakarta at 9 a.m. Vice ... See more..
Borneo Bulletin Online 
BRUNEI-Muara District have underlined their desire to retain their Brunei Darussalam National Games 2017 (SKBD) overall title. “At the last Brunei Darussalam National Games, the Brunei-Muara District contingent retained the overall title by collecting 54 ... See more..
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Geography

Southeastern Asia, bordering the South China Sea and Malaysia
Area

Total 5,765 sq km
Land 5,265 sq km
Water 500 sq km

Climate

tropical; hot, humid, rainy ;
Natural Resources

petroleum, natural gas, timber ;
Natural Hazards

typhoons, earthquakes, and severe flooding are rare
Current Environmental Issues

seasonal smoke/haze resulting from forest fires in Indonesia ;

Demographics

Nationality
Bruneian
Population
415,717 (July 2013 est.)
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Languages
Religions

Finances

Brunei has a small well-to-do economy that depends on revenue from natural resource extraction but encompasses a mixture of foreign and domestic entrepreneurship, government regulation, welfare measures, and village tradition. Crude oil and natural gas production account for 60% of GDP and more than 90% of exports. Per capita GDP is among the highest in Asia, and substantial income from overseas investment supplements income from domestic production. For Bruneian citizens the government provides for all medical services and free education through the university level. The government of Brunei has been emphasizing through policy and resource investments it strong desire to ...See More diversity its economy both within the oil and gas sector and to new sectors. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$22.04 billion (2012 est.); $21.76 billion (2011 est.); $21.29 billion (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

rice, vegetables, fruits; chickens, water buffalo, cattle, goats, eggs
Industries

petroleum, petroleum refining, liquefied natural gas, construction, agriculture, transportation