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Published on 4 May 2022 by Voun Dara Cambodia
A senior Ministry of Environment official spoke about its five-point recommendation for the successful implementation of the Long-term Strategy for Carbon Neutrality (LTS4CN) as a long-term vision, in response to global climate change and as a move towards zero emissions in Cambodia by 2050. Tin Ponlok – ministry secretary of state and second vice-president of the National Council for Sustainable Development (NCSD) – highlighted the…
Published on 31 January 2022 by Keo Piseth Cambodia
The wildfires burning Australia in 2019, the raging wildfires in California of the United States of America in August, the catastrophic floods in Germany and some European countries in July, and the recent heatwave with some of the highest temperatures ever recorded in Canada and North America killing hundreds of people manifest the grave threats of climate change posed to humanity. They are clear pieces…
Published on 1 December 2021 by Lim Nary Cambodia
Cambodia is committed to address climate change issues by securing over 400-MW solar power, equal to 15 percent of the country’s total energetic source, reducing illegal forest logging, and phasing out new hydro and coal power plants. The commitment was made by Say Samal, Minister of Environment and President of the National Council for Sustainable Development in the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the…
Published on 3 November 2021 by Chea Vanyuth Cambodia
Scores of seven solar photovoltaic (PV) projects are in the pipeline for construction and ready to put into operation by 2023. The Cambodian government aims to generate 20 percent of energy from renewable energy. The news was revealed by Permanent Secretary of States at the Ministry of Mines and Energy Ith Praing at the Singapore-IRENA High-Level Forum of the Singapore International Energy Week 2021, on…
Published on 1 October 2021 by Son Minea Cambodia
All stakeholders who attended the Cambodia Climate Change Summit (CCCS) 2021 yesterday pledged their commitment to cut their carbon emissions to reach zero carbon recovery and successfully beat back climate change to avert future threats. International stakeholders such as the US, Australian, and British Embassies in Cambodia have come strongly in support of the commitment and will cooperate to achieve carbon neutrality or “net-zero” emissions…
Published on 31 August 2021 by Son Minea
The Environment Ministry is pushing for more education to make Cambodians aware of climate change. In a report launched on Monday, it said the phenomenon is impacting people’s health, water resources as well as the agriculture and fisheries sectors. In the report, Ministry of Environment Director-General Chuop Paris said one of the major causes of climate change is the release of greenhouse gases through burning.…
Published on 31 August 2021
Weather and climate conditions over the Indochina Peninsula, including Cambodia and Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR), make it one of the most vulnerable regions on the planet. Climate change and variability add a layer of uncertainty with more intense dry seasons, wetter monsoons, intensifying floods and storms, and rising sea levels. The 2020 storm season was one of the most active in history, with Typhoons…
Published on 29 April 2021 by Jamie Carson and Elizabeth Hutchison
A USAID-funded Cambodia fisheries project outperformed productivity goals after incorporating climate-sensitive design, including planning for increased risk of drought and extreme heat events. The Feed the Future Cambodia Rice Field Fisheries I (RFF II) project boosts fishery productivity in the Tonle Sap floodplain. Project implementers employed systemic climate risk management (CRM) actions to improve biophysical conditions across 481 hectares, exceeding their target by six hectares.…
Published on 17 March 2021 by Thou Vireak
Cambodia has committed its support for a regional initiative to develop a programme that abets home-grown innovative entrepreneurs with climate tech solutions, according to an official at the Ministry of Environment. The pledge was made at the “Asia-Pacific Regional Seminar on Green New Deal Projects: Climate Finance, Technology, Entrepreneurship” co-organised by South Korean-based Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) with state-owned Korea Development Bank (KDB Bank)…
Published on 17 February 2021 by Orm Bunthoeurn
Cambodia is focusing mainly on reducing greenhouse gas emissions to meet the country’s goal of reducing its emissions by 21 million tonnes per year in order to combat climate change, according to Ministry of Environment spokesman Neth Pheaktra. The remarks came at a conference organised at the ministry on February 8 to give an update report on the progress of the Kingdom’s implementation of the…
Published on 4 February 2021 by Jason Boken Cambodia
A five-year project agreement on “Climate Adaptation and Resilience in Cambodia’s Coastal Fishery Dependent Communities has been signed. The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), along with the Ministry of Environment (MoE), which is the Global Environmental Facility’s Focal Point ministry are the signatories to the agreement to be known as “CamAdapt”. It…
Published on 22 December 2020 by Buth Sela Cambodia
Cambodia has a unique opportunity to reshape environmental sustainability while human development impacts are lessened due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Cambodia’s resident representative, Nick Beresford said yesterday Cambodia could be an example of how human development can go hand in hand with environmental sustainability. This was revealed in the latest UNDP 2020 Human Development Report (HDR).…
Published on 15 December 2020 Cambodia
Cambodia is committed to fighting against climate change with clear and effective measures and strategies, although Cambodia has less greenhouse gas emissions at the global level. The commitment was made by Prime Minister Hun Sen in his remarks at the “Leader-level virtual Climate Ambition Summit” held via Videoconference on Saturday at the invitation of António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General, Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the…
Published on 11 October 2020 Cambodia
Prime Minister Hun Sen has firmly reiterated the Kingdom’s commitment to contribute to global efforts in dealing with climate change issue. “Despite limited resources and capabilities, Cambodia is highly committed, with political will, to contributing to global efforts in addressing climate change according to key principles of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, especially the principle of ‘Common but Differentiated Responsibilities and Respective…
Published on 15 August 2020 by Sok Chan
The effects of climate change have had a devastating effect on the Cambodian economy, especially the agriculture sector, costing the country millions of dollars in losses. In Cambodia, the impact of climate change on agriculture activities, which depend on rain, has caused devastating impact to livelihood which are vulunerable to changing climate factors. The loss of paddy in Cambodia was 70 percent from floods and…
Published on 22 July 2020 by Long Kimmarita
The National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) launched a new information-sharing system over the weekend to safeguard vulnerable citizens against floods and natural disasters amid the rainy season. Areas along the Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers were identified as higher-risk locations. Speaking at the launch of the Platform for Real-time Information Systems (Prism) over the weekend, NCDM first vice-president Kun Kim said improving Cambodia’s disaster…
Published on 23 March 2020
Shoes were abandoned on the sideline as people waded into the mud and shallows – the mission was much more important than worrying about dirty feet. The local activity took place as part of a larger mangrove planting and marine exhibition under ActionAid Cambodia’s 100,000 Mangroves campaign, supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) under the project ‘Strengthening Climate Information and Early Warning Systems…
Published on 9 March 2020
In Cambodia, where 1 in 8 people live below the poverty line, the search for work can often separate families. When Phany joined a Caritas supported program, gaining skills in productive farming and irrigation techniques, her life was transformed. Her community learned to work together for better water management, to combat drought and maintain crops year-round. Now Phany is reunited with her daughter because she…
Published on 14 February 2020
For more than half a century, January meant the prime fishing season for Pang Bin. He took his wooden boat out into Cambodia's largest lake, his catches and their sales sustaining his family for much of the year. This month, the 75-year-old decided to call it quits, but not because of age or any health concerns. "No fish," he shrugged. "Just very, very poor. I've…
Published on 21 January 2020
It's a resource used in global construction and mined from rivers and coasts across the world. Now new research, as part of a project led by the University of Southampton, has shown sand mining is causing river beds to lower, leading to riverbank instability and increasing the likelihood of dangerous riverbank collapse, damaging infrastructure and housing and putting lives at risk. The new research has…
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