The country's youth is already leading the race towards a sustainable future for Brunei Darussalam. There is a growing number of social enterprises and NGOs related to climate issues as well as youth entrepreneurs tapping on climate mitigation and adaptation opportunities. This was said by Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr. Awang Haji Mat Suny bin Haji Md Hussein, Minister of Energy, Manpower and Industry at the Closing Ceremony of the 7th Green Leaders Camp yesterday afternoon.
Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr. Awang Haji Mat Suny bin Haji Md Hussein added the ministry, in looking ahead, has to be mindful of balancing economic growth with sustainable development. The Ministry of Energy, Manpower and Industry, he said, is counting on developments in both the energy and industrial sectors to spur the creation of job opportunities and contribute to economic diversification.
Earlier, Yang Berhormat Dayang Khairunnisa binti Awang Haji Ash'ari, Member of the Legislative Council who is also the Co-Founder and Community Engagement Director of Green Brunei in her welcoming address hoped that the experiences and knowledge which the participants gained over the course of the program have provided them with meaningful tools to lead climate action and will continue to work together to implement their ideas with the support from Green Brunei.
Also held was a youth dialogue session aimed at enabling youths to have direct engagement with policymakers, in exchanging ideas and sharing their views. Present at the dialogue were Dato Seri Paduka Awang Haji Marzuke bin Haji Mohsin, Deputy Minister of Development and Yang Berhormat Dayang Siti Rozaimeriyanty binti Dato Seri Laila Jasa Haji Abdul Rahman, Member of the Legislative Council. The 7th Green Leaders Camp was organized by Green Brunei in collaboration with the Brunei Climate Change Secretariat, Ministry of Energy, Manpower and Industry, with the support of the Youth and Sports Department, Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, as well as the Forestry Department, Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism.
Source: Radio Television Brunei