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Government officials gathered for the three-day workshop on effective ways to incorporate climate change into their national and sub-national budgets for 2017. UNITAR
As Cambodia continues its battle against raging thunderstorms and stifling droughts, officials from a variety of ministries attended a three-day workshop last week on how to incorporate the wide-ranging effects of climate change into the national and provincial budgeting process.

Read more: UN Helps Ministries Budget for Climate Change

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A farmer works in a parched rice paddy in Kampong Speu province’s Kong Pisei district during a drought in 2012. Heng Chivoan

Climate change is threatening the Cambodian rice industry, and it is marginalised communities that will be worst affected unless the government takes action, according to a new study.

The study’s authors, Sokuntheavy Hong and Jun Furuya, took historical climatic, socioeconomic and rice-yield data as their benchmark, and used economic and climate forecasts to estimate future rice crops and prices through 2030.

Read more: Climate change could cause rice prices to nearly double by 2030: study

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1st NCSD meeting 31Aug2016The first meeting of the National Council for Sustainable Development (NCSD) has now started at the Ministry of Environment in the morning of 31 August 2016 under chairmanship of H.E. Say Samal, Minister of Environment and NCSD Chair. This meeting brings together for the first time senior government representatives at the central and provincial levels to review and decide on a wide range of agenda items such as: NCSD logo, structure and subsidiary bodies, rules and procedures, priority strategic programmes, as well as to hear the updates on the National Environmental Strategy and Action Plan (NESAP) and the Environmental Code.

Read more: The first meeting of the National Council for Sustainable Development (NCSD) has now started

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