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A striking feature of climate change governance in Cambodia is the absence of key economic, political and socio-ecological processes in policy documents and discourse. Cambodia has been a frontrunner in several mainstreaming policies as well as adaptation and mitigation initiatives in the region. But the ease with which international climate policy discourse is being appropriated by the national government can instead be understood by looking at the dynamics of resource extraction — an industry that forms the wealth base for the country’s elite.
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Read more: Climate change contradictions in Cambodia

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Millimeter-level satellite data has revealed that increased groundwater usage for tourism has not adversely impacted Cambodia’s historic Angkor Wat temple complex. 

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Read more: For Angkor Wat, Climate Change Is Worse Than Tourists

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Cambodian farmers need more climate resistant rice varieties. KT/Chor Sokunthea

The Philippines-based International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) has agreed to help Cambodia plant new high-yielding rice varieties that are also able to survive extreme climatic events.

Read more: Researchers seek new rice varieties

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