Climate change


SEAPAW unveils new wave of water and climate adaptation

The region’s first platform aimed at strengthening water resilience across Southeast Asia while bolstering climate resilience has been launched in the form of the Southeast Asia Partnership for Adaptation through Water (SEAPAW). ...

Marissa Carruthers

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. ...

Yatt Malai

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. ...

Syed Husain Haider

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. ...

Long Kimmarita

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 ...

Asian Development Bank

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. ...

May Kunmakara

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. ...

Touch Sokha

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 ...

Sok Khemara

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. ...

Aria Danaparamita

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. ...

Ros Chanveasna

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. ...

Heng Pheakdey

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. ...

Pech Sotheary

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

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