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Published on 20 September 2019 by GGGI
Environment always becomes my first concern. Plastic wastes and deforestations are the major issues that I have involved with. The story behind the business concept occurred when I was running a small construction project to build a room in the apartment which I needed to buy plywood to build that room. At that time, I realized that the plywood is totally made from woodchips. I…
Published on 5 September 2019
As part of the ‘Strengthening Climate Information and Early Warning Systems in Cambodia’ project funded by GEF-Least Developed Countries Fund, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and ActionAid have partnered to increase gender equality in disaster risk reduction (DRR) and early warning systems (EWS) across Cambodia. “Climate information is very important for women because if they know what the weather is going to be like, they know which crops they should grow…
Published on 25 July 2019
It was the paintbrush that held Chea Chunglong in awe while everybody else was transfixed with the blackboard during classes. Starting from an early age, Mr Chunglong, who now turns 17, was sure that his perseverance to become an accomplished artist would pay off though he never thought he would become an emerging painter at this early stage of his career on canvas. But with encouragement…
Published on 25 June 2019 by Michael Tatarski Cambodia
Cambodia has one of the highest rates of deforestation in the world, with key drivers including demand for timber products, land-use conversion, and urbanization. Extreme temperatures have led to public criticism linking deforestation to unusually hot weather. The Cambodian government has denied this connection, but emerging science provides compelling links between the two issues. As the impacts of climate change become more apparent worldwide, members…
Published on 18 June 2019 Cambodia
There’s plenty of awareness among youth today surrounding the current climate crisis, thanks to young activists like Greta Thunberg who has inspired others to push for reform. Schools have been urged to do their part, by not only incorporating sustainability practices in schools but also educating kids on how to be more environmentally-conscious. But how many are actually doing so? In Cambodia, schools really are…
Published on 7 May 2019
By providing daily information, users can help create smarter policy on food security, deforestation and other issues, officials say. Yin Socheat, a 29-year-old Cambodian farmer, is immersed in her smartphone - but it isn’t the latest viral meme she’s looking at. Instead, it’s the pilot for a new app that she hopes will help secure a better future for herself and her family, as climate change…
Published on 11 April 2019
PHNOM SROK DISTRICT, BANTAEY MEANCHEY PROVINCE, CAMBODIA — Built atop the bones of the dead, Trapaing Thmar reservoir is largest irrigation project built by the Khmer Rouge regime. Today, it is running dry amid one of the worst droughts to hit Cambodia in living memory. In northwestern Cambodia, more than 400 kilometers from Phnom Penh, the vast protected area serves as a crucially important source of…
Published on 7 February 2019
So, how to boost fish stocks without hampering people’s ability to eat and make a living? One answer is to establish freshwater protected areas, new research finds. A study recently published in the journal Ecological Modeling by Lee Hannah, senior scientist for climate change biology at Conservation International, and co-authors, found that establishing protected areas within freshwater fisheries can actually help pull local communities…
Published on 30 January 2019
PHNOM PENH – In an effort to reduce the impact of drought on two of Cambodia’s most at-risk provinces, Kampot and Takeo, UNDP Cambodia and DanChurchAid have joined together to establish two new provincial drought information hubs and to train farmers and local communities in climate-resilient agriculture. The initiative marks another in a series of partnerships forged by UNDP under a project strengthening climate…
Published on 20 January 2019
As far as bodies of water go, Cambodia is mostly known for the Mekong River. It provides fish and transport for millions of people and has become a romantic locale within Indochina. Read more: https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2182891/cambodias-tonle-sap-lake-where-fishermen-have-no-fish-and Source: South China Morning Post | 20 January 2019
Published on 15 November 2018
Read the article here: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/regional/2018/10/13/rubbish-man-schools-children-initiative-gives-street-kids-an-education-while-they-clean-up-cambodia/ Source: Star Online | 13 October 2018
Published on 15 November 2018
All photographs by Thomas Cristofoletti. Blood Bricks: Untold Stories of Modern Slavery and Climate Change from Cambodia is on at the Building Centre, London WC1E until 31 October Click here to visit the photographs. Source: The Guardian…
Published on 11 July 2018
A young Cambodian scavenger heads home after collecting valuable articles for his livelihood from Phnom Penh’s garbage heap. (Photo: AFP/Khem Sovannara) Worried about Cambodia’s waste problem, the young entrepreneurs spent years researching how they could turn “plastic hell” into a green product. Their endeavor has led to the creation of PAC – Plastic Asphalt Concrete – a combination of plastic scraps and bitumen, which is…
Published on 25 June 2018
The partnership was initiated under ‘Strengthening Climate Information and Early Warning Systems in Cambodia’, an ongoing project implemented by Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology with support from UNDP, aimed at linking climate information with agriculture, including establishing a drought information service in the country’s drought-prone provinces. As part of the global SERVIR service supported by NASA and the U.S. Agency for International Development,SERVIR-Mekong seeks…
Published on 11 April 2018
The new wildlife sanctuary will be called Sangrukhavoan wildlife sanctuary, it will cover a total area of 30,254 hectares in Along Veng and Chongkal District and Samrong city. The information about the establishment of the sanctuary has been given by the Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, who signed the sub-decree on 5th April 2018. He also added that the management…
Published on 26 March 2018
"ADB has an ambitious plan to provide annual climate financing of 6 billion U.S. dollars by 2020 from its own resources," said Bambang Susantono, ADB vice-president for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development. "The funding from GCF will complement this effort and help our developing member countries address the effects of climate change and meet their commitments under the Paris climate agreement," Susantono added. In 2017…
Published on 26 March 2018
But behind this idyllic scene in the Cardamom Mountains, a billion-dollar black market is thriving. Loggers are illegally felling rare and valuable trees to sell in China and Europe, making Cambodia's deforestation rate among the world's worst. And the army itself has been implicated in the illegal trade, which has also been linked to murder. Read more: The difficult task of tracking deadly wood According…
Published on 6 March 2018
The 51-year-old has another long day ahead of him. Six hectares of rice field takes him a month to cultivate and seed. He owns no farm machinery, only two oxen, and a wooden plough. But that is enough to get work done before the annual floods when water fills his land and rice begins to float. A resident of Tnot Village in Kampong Thom province…
Published on 14 November 2017
Kong Halimas, 53, washes her family’s clothes outside. “With the new drainage system, our children go to school on time and their books are no longer wet,” she said. October marks the tail end of a long rainy season here and many neighborhoods, both urban and rural, are flooded. Children swim in trenches, and debris blocks the limited drainage. The moped taxi system, known as…
Published on 31 October 2017
This year, despite heavy rains, there have been fewer casualties and less damage, due in part to automated water gauges that can alert about 70,000 families to impending danger. The gauges’ sensors, which are powered by solar energy, track a river’s height and send data to a monitoring system. A mobile text message or call goes out when danger levels are hit, enabling people to…
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