A $42.8m project to help vulnerable adapt to climate change given green light
The Green Climate Fund (GCF) on Wednesday approved $42.8 million for FAO project PEARL to enhance the adaptive capacity of Cambodian people living along the Northern Tonle Sap Basin to cope with the threat of climate change. ...
Ministry holds climate workshop
The Ministry of Environment, in collaboration with the Secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), is holding a four-day workshop from July 12-15. ...
Japanese gov’t helps fund Mekong forecasting system
The Japanese government granted $2.9 million to the Mekong River Commission (MRC) to help implement its strategic plan to promote responsible development in the region. ...
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Government, UN, NGOs meet to discuss Climate Change
More than 100 representatives from NGOs, local communities, the UN and the government gathered at Himawari Hotel in the capital on Monday to discuss and exchange ideas on climate change adaptation and funding at a sub-national level. ...
ADB's fresh support to Cambodia in climate resilience and agriculture sector
The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors has approved a $90 million loan to help Cambodia strengthen climate resilience and modernize the agriculture sector using advanced technologies. The project will boost the climate resilience of critical agricultural infrastructure while helping improve the competitiveness of ...
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Climate change to slash Cambodia’s productivity: report
Even if current levels of spending on climate change adaptation are maintained, rising temperatures in the Kingdom will continue to impact economic performance, reducing the country’s GDP by almost 10 percent by the year 2050, a report released Tuesday has found. ...
Government needs $620M to cope with climate: org
Cambodian ministries are currently facing a $620 million funding shortfall if they are to implement their climate change adaption action plans by 2018, according to figures announced by NGO Forum at a press conference yesterday. ...
Farmers and fishermen warily eye changes to climate
In the Kampong Phluk fishing village on the Tonle Sap lake, home to thousands of families in Siem Reap province, fishermen say their catch this year has been too poor to live on. Ning Ny, chief of Kampong Phluk commune, in Siem Reap, said almost ...
Youth gather to talk about climate change
On the eve of the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, about 140 young people gathered in Phnom Penh on Sunday to discuss the effects of climate change on Cambodia and ways that it can be mitigated. ...
The Mekong river stories from the heart of the climate crisis interactive
The fate of 70 million people rests on what happens to the Mekong river. With world leaders meeting in Paris next week for crucial UN climate talks, John Vidal journeys down south-east Asia’s vast waterway – a place that encapsulates some of the dilemmas they ...
Storm batters Sihanoukville, Phnom Penh next
At least 60 containers at the Sihanoukville Autonomous Port were knocked over on Tuesday morning, as coastal areas were battered with high winds, heavy rains and two-meter high waves. ...
Ensuring sustainability in climate change adaptation projects
Sustainability of a project means ensuring that the project’s goals, activities and benefits continue even after the official completion of the project. Sustainability is central for all development projects, but it is particularly important for climate change adaptation projects. The reason is twofold. ...
Local push on climate change
NGOs yesterday called on the government to make funds for combating the effects of climate change available to local governments, rather than concentrating them at the national level. ...
Program aims to boost rice resilience to climate change
As climate change increases the severity of droughts and floods across the Kingdom, a push is being made for farmers to adopt more resistant rice varieties. The Philippines-based International Rice Research Institute launched a USAID-financed project in Phnom Penh yesterday in a bid to “accelerate the ...
Khouth Sophak Chakrya and Charles Rollet