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Cambodia

Published on 1 December 2015
The “Together for Climate” event held at the Cambodia-Japan Cooperation Center was co-organized by the Cambodia Climate Change Network (CCCN), a coalition of conservation groups, and a few other organizations. “There is no doubt that Cambodia is one of the most vulnerable countries” to climate change, CCCN chairman Tep Boonny said in a speech at the event. “Climate disruption would have dreadful consequences for…
Published on 24 November 2015
What’s more, the heat wave is expected to dramatically shorten the already-brief period of mercifully lower temperatures typically experienced in the coming months. A statement from the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology released yesterday said that Cambodia would experience a “dry and hot” climate from December 2015 to May 2016, particularly in April and May, when maximum temperatures will reach up to 41…
Published on 28 September 2015
According to the document, which outlines the stakes for reaching a legally binding consensus, the talks will take place during “a decisive year to achieve an international climate agreement”. French Ambassador to Cambodia Jean-Claude Poimboeuf opened the meeting by outlining expectations for COP 21, including a universal emissions agreement and reporting system, as well as an international enforcement mechanism. Betty Thogersen, Cambodia representative for…
Published on 28 September 2015
Like other countries, Cambodia is preparing its own plan to contribute to the fight against climate change, under UN protocols called Intended Nationally Determined Contributions, or INDC. That includes policies to preserve natural resources and biodiversity, Sao Sopheap, a spokesman for the Ministry of Environment, said. Cambodia has seen a massive reduction to its forest cover over recent decades, losing a potential carbon sink…
Published on 18 August 2015
First, the nature of adaptation projects is to teach people to flexibly deal with the impact of climate change, a task that requires sustained effort over a long period of time. Second, adaptation projects, just like other climate-change projects, are mostly donor funded over a limited timeframe. What will happen after funding ends is, therefore, critical. In Cambodia, adaptation projects account for 70 percent…
Published on 6 July 2015
This joint organized workshop was held with the objectives to raise awareness and build capacity of key NGO members/partners in the region on Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs), Loss and Damage (L&D), National Adaptation Plans (NAP) and Join Principle for Adaptation (JPAs), to open up a space for communications and dialog on relevant issues with the Government, and to build on knowledge and to…
Published on 23 June 2015
Large swaths of forest can act as a carbon sink, pulling CO2, a major greenhouse gas, out of the atmosphere. But Cambodia has seen a steady decline of its forest cover in recent decades, as commercial development and illegal logging continue. Speaking to reporters Wednesday, EU Ambassador Jean Francois Cautain said the Cambodian government should allow local communities to protect the last 2 million hectares…
Published on 16 June 2015
The project will last three years and be implemented in both Cambodia and Nepal, with each country allocated $3 million. “Drought and flood are the two biggest constraints to rice production,” IRRI representative Dule Zhao told the Post yesterday. “Now that we have a lot of flooding problems, if the [seed] variety we are using is not stress tolerant then the damage will be…
Published on 28 May 2015
One of the key results of the project has been the preparation of maps which indicate the vulnerability of the Cambodian roads to the impacts of climate change, most notably hazardous floods. The MRD now has in place a GIS-based system to assess the vulnerability through very detailed information including hydrological models scaled to local use. The project has also helped to improve the…
Published on 5 May 2015
The grant, financed by the Strategic Climate Fund of the Climate Investment Funds, was signed during a ceremony in Phnom Penh by ADB Country Director Eric Sidgwick and Cambodian Minister of Economy and Finance Aun Pornmoniroth. It covers additional financing for the $19 million Greater Mekong Subregion Biodiversity Conservation Corridors Project in Cambodia, ongoing since 2011. “Communities living in forests are among the most…
Published on 5 November 2014
The deals were inked between Cambodian finance minister Aun Pornmoniroth and Eric Sidgwick, ADB country director for Cambodia. The agreements cover a rural roads improvement project, a technical and vocational education and training development program, and a community-based disaster risk reduction project, the bank said in the statement. It said some 66 million U.S. dollars, including a grant aid of 12 million U.S. dollars, will…
Published on 19 September 2014
Organized by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the two-day forum set up a platform for participants to share experience and identify solutions to climate financing challenges. "Finding effective ways for at-risk communities to finance the cost of adaptation to the effects of climate change is key to reducing vulnerabilities and improving people's lives and…
Published on 23 June 2014
The index took into account the share of Cambodia’s population living in areas below five metres of altitude, the percentage that agriculture contributes to GDP and the results of a similar study conducted by Notre Dame University in 2012. Cambodia’s dependence on agriculture-related products as a driver for 35 per cent of its GDP growth in 2012, the more than 10 per cent of the…
Published on 23 June 2014
Under the agreement, a US$5-million project funded by the Global Environmental Facility will be carried out in rural communities in provinces of Kampong Thom, Siem Reap, Preah Vihear and Ratanakiri. FAO representative in Cambodia Nina Brandstrup said the project would help rural communities adapt to climate variability and protect their livelihoods. Agriculture is one of the key backbones of Cambodia's economy which involves about 70…
Published on 21 May 2014
H.E. Sabo Ojano, Secretary of State of Ministry of Environment, said climate change is actually causing impacts to the globe, especially poor countries which lacks financial and human resources. Hence we all need to understand climate change and participate together to mitigate and adapt to the impacts so that we can develop our communities and society in the context of a changing climate. His Excellency…
Published on 24 February 2014
Research by the Universities of Exeter and Oxford looked at how effective community forestry is in reducing deforestation and supporting livelihoods in the Prey Long forest area of Cambodia. Prey Long forest is one of the last lowland evergreen forests of mainland Southeast Asia. Banteng – wild Cambodian cattle – roam the grassy clearings, and pangolin hide in the shadows. Prey Long is home to…
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