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Cambodia

  • Cambodia lost around 1.59 million hectares of tree cover between 2001 and 2014, and just 3 percent remains covered in primary forest.
  • This deforestation has led to the decline of wildlife habitat and the disappearance of tigers from the country – as well as the release of millions of tons of CO2.
  • The NASA imagery shows the rapid development of rubber plantations over the past decade.
  • Research attributes the jump in Cambodian deforestation rates primarily to changes in the global rubber price and an increase in concession deals between the government and plantation and timber companies.
Cambodia has one of the world’s highest rates of deforestation, losing a Connecticut-size area of tree cover in just 14 years. This week, NASA released before-and-after satellite images of plantation expansion in central Cambodia that provide a dramatic example of the Southeast Asian country’s fast-paced land cover changes.

Read more: NASA releases images of dramatic deforestation in Cambodia

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On 03 November 2016, Mr. Bin Chhom, Vice Director of University of Battambang was invited to open a workshop on “Awareness Raising Workshop on Climate Change in Cambodia” under the presence of His Excellency Choup Paris, Deputy General Secretary of the National Council for Sustainable Development. The aim of this workshop was to share knowledge and raise awareness to students and lecturers with these three main points:
– Cause and Effect of climate change
– Responding to national and international on climate change
– The implementation of the calculation on the emission of carbon dioxide
 
Source: University of Battambang | 03 November 2016

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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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