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Final Climate Change Regional Workshop SR June 18 - 20 2015 SP 2

Siem Reap, June 18 – 20, 2015: A three-day Climate Change Regional Workshop, theme “The Intended Nationally Determined Contributions, National Adaptation Plans Process including the Joint Principles for Adaptation, and Loss and Damage”, was conducted and participated by approximately 40 representatives from NGOs around the South East Asia Region. Those countries were Cambodia (members of NGOs Environment and Climate Change Alliance of NGO Forum on Cambodia (NECA/NGOF), Cambodia Climate Change Network (CCCN) and DanChurchAid/ChristianAid (DCA/CA), United Nations Development Programme-Cambodia (UNDP Cambodia), Christian Aid-Philippines, Climate Change Working Group (CCWG-Vietnam), Climate Watch Thailand, Climate Action Network (CAN-International- Malaysia), Sri Lanka and local partners based in Siem Reap.

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The forest burns near Prey Long, Cambodia, in this undated photo.

PHNOM PENH—The European Union ambassador on Wednesday called on the Cambodian government to help combat climate change, foremost by reducing red tape for communities who want to form groups to protect what remains of the country’s forests.

Read more: EU Rep Says Community Foresters Can Help Against Global Warming

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Farmers work in a field to plant rice crops in Kampong Cham in 2013. Yesterday a USAID-financed project was launched with the aim to encourage small farmers to adopt more resilient rice varieties. Hong Menea

As climate change increases the severity of droughts and floods across the Kingdom, a push is being made for farmers to adopt more resistant rice varieties.

The Philippines-based International Rice Research Institute launched a USAID-financed project in Phnom Penh yesterday in a bid to “accelerate the adoption of stress-tolerant rice varieties by smallholder farmers.”

Read more: Program aims to boost rice resilience to climate change

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