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Ricardo to assist Brunei Darussalam climate change response ahead of Paris Conference

Ahead of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations in Paris in December 2015, Brunei Darussalam has appointed global environmental consultancy Ricardo Energy & Environment to help prepare its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) on climate change. Read more...

 

Ricardo to assist Brunei Darussalam climate change response ahead of Paris Conference
Ahead of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations in Paris in December 2015, Brunei Darussalam has appointed global environmental consultancy Ricardo Energy & Environment to help prepare its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) on climate change
Experts from Ricardo Energy & Environment will provide technical assistance to Brunei Darussalam for the submission of its INDC ahead of the UNFCCC’s 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) in Paris in December 2015. The consultancy team will help to identify appropriate climate change response actions for Brunei Darussalam, tailored to the country’s specific capabilities and national circumstances. The project team has already completed the first country mission, where they delivered two workshops and undertook interviews with government stakeholders to identify the most suitable climate change actions. 
The INDC will demonstrate Brunei Darussalam’s role in the global effort to limit increase in atmospheric temperatures to 2 degrees Celsius, while working towards the country’s economic and environmental development goals. 146 countries had submitted INDCs to UNFCCC as of the 1 October 2015, representing 90 percent of all global emissions. Ricardo Energy & Environment’s technical expertise is assisting with the INDC process in more than 15 countries, totalling a population of over 500 million people worldwide. The consultancy has also provided technical analysis and run capacity building workshops involving over 40 UNFCCC countries as part of its wider climate preparation support.
Emily Le Cornu, Ricardo Energy & Environment project manager, said: “We are very pleased to be working with Brunei Darussalam’s Ministry of Development to assist with the development of the country’s INDC. The INDC offers an opportunity for Brunei Darussalam to align its climate change mitigation and adaptation plans with its overall environmental and economic ambitions. This not only includes the country’s energy efficiency and renewable energy goals, but also its planned sustainable transport measures and existing environmental programmes, such as Brunei Darussalam’s ongoing Heart of Borneo commitment to rain forest preservation. Such actions will contribute to broader sustainable development goals while providing the means to address climate change.”
After the Paris Conference, participating UNFCCC partners will continue to develop environmental policies to implement their INDC commitments and put in place monitoring and reporting mechanisms to demonstrate their success. Ricardo Energy & Environment’s international development team will offer technical assistance to countries in building institutional structures, networks and the capacity required to transform their INDC ambitions and national development goals into real, quantifiable results. 

For more information on Ricardo Energy & Environment’s global climate change response work and the assistance its teams are providing to help countries develop, implement and monitor the impact of INDC policies, visit: http://ee.ricardo.com/cms/INDCAhead of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations in Paris in December 2015, Brunei Darussalam has appointed global environmental consultancy Ricardo Energy & Environment to help prepare its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) on climate changAhead of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations in Paris in December 2015, Brunei Darussalam has appointed global environmental consultancy Ricardo Energy & Environment to help prepare its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) on climate changeAhead of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations in Paris in December 2015, Brunei Darussalam has appointed global environmental consultancy Ricardo Energy & Environment to help prepare its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) on climate change