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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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Cambodia and Russia yesterday started discussing plans for the construction of a nuclear power plant in the Kingdom as the country’s energy demand soars due to its economic growth, said a statement issued by the Ministry of Environment.

Read more: First Joint Meeting for Nuclear Plant

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