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Air pollution

Asean discusses environment in Siem Reap

Minister of Economy and Finance Aun Pornmoniroth on Tuesday urged Asean countries to cooperate in addressing illegal trans-boundary flows of waste that have affected the region in recent months. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/asean-discusses-environment-siem-reap

Asean urged to tackle issue of haze

Deputy Prime Minister Aun Pornmoniroth yesterday said that Asean should enhance coordination, management and increase resources to cope with forest fires and trans-boundary haze pollution. He was speaking at the opening of the 15th Asean Ministerial Meeting for the Environment in Siem Reap city. “Asean ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50649194/asean-urged-to-tackle-issue-of-haze/

Kingdom set to mark World Environment Day

Every year on June 5, countries around the world celebrate World Environment Day, a United Nations initiative to promote environmental awareness. Some countries began celebrating the day since 1974, while Cambodia started in 1996 following a sub-decree issued by the government. This year, the Ministry of ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50611036/kingdom-set-to-mark-world-environment-day/

Ministry suspends licences of 90 mining companies

The Ministry of Mines and Energy has suspended the licences of 90 mining companies across Kampong Speu province for a week for failing to properly repair and water roads, tormenting residents with clouds of dust. Yos Monirath, General Department of Mineral Resources director-general at the ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-suspends-licences-90-mining-companies

‘Fake news’ fuels smog fears

The Ministry of Environment has said concerns over Phnom Penh’s air quality are being fuelled by “fake news” on social media sites by companies aiming to promote the sale of air quality testing kits.​​ “There has been a lot of fake news claiming that air ...

Husain Haider
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fake-news-fuels-smog-fears

Government denies Phnom Penh has air pollution problem

Contradicting measurements showing pollutant levels exceeding international guidelines, the Environment Ministry on Friday issued a statement claiming “there is no serious air pollution yet” in Phnom Penh. ...

Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-denies-phnom-penh-has-air-pollution-problem

Phnom Penh air quality levels disputed

The first readings of the capital’s PM2.5 concentration, a major indicator of air quality, show that levels of the harmful particulates are “still low”, said Thiv Sophearith, chief of the Ministry of Environment’s Air Quality, Noise and Vibration Office, though an environmental specialist yesterday challenged ...

Jovina Chua
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/phnom-penh-air-quality-levels-disputed

Set of steps could cut carbon in half: report

Cambodia could reduce its projected carbon emissions by 57 percent over the next 30 years without taking a financial hit if it implements low-carbon development policies in five key sectors, according to a new report in the journal Energy Policy. ...

Cristina Maza
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/set-steps-could-cut-carbon-half-report

Government considers a tax on carbon aviation

Cambodia is considering adopting an aviation tax for flights leaving the Kingdom, local media reported yesterday. The announcement came as Environment Minister Say Samal delivered remarks at the COP22 UN Climate Conference in Morocco. The conference comes one year after the historic signing of the Paris ...

Post Staff
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/government-considers-tax-carbon-aviation

Factory agrees to stop poisoning neighbors

About 60 families in Battambang town gathered yesterday to demand that the owner of an ice-making factory stop releasing polluted water into the creek that runs through their neighborhood in Romchek village 5 as well as on their land. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/22273/factory-agrees-to-stop-poisoning-neighbors/

Satellite navigation system ready for take-off

Cambodian airports are preparing to install a satellite-guided performance-based navigation (PBN) system that will save carriers time and fuel, and reduce air pollution, according to the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation. ...

Sum Manet
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/21362/satellite-navigation-system-ready-for-take-off/

ASEAN urged to harmonise low carbon path to Paris

Environmental groups in Southeast Asia are urging governments of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) to present a united and ambitious climate action plan for the upcoming climate conference in Paris this December. ...

Medilyn Manibo
http://www.eco-business.com/news/asean-urged-to-harmonise-low-carbon-path-to-paris/

Electric cars face hurdles in new bid to mitigate pollution at Angkor Wat

Ever since its designation as a UNESCO heritage site in 1992, the Angkor Archaeological Park has been a tourism magnet for the Kingdom. In the high season, it isn’t uncommon to see tuk-tuks, private taxis and busloads of tourists flooding the temple complex, causing traffic jams ...

Ananth Baliga
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/post-weekend/electric-cars-face-hurdles-new-bid-mitigate-pollution-angkor-wat

City hall pushes to reduce smoking in Phnom Penh

In anticipation of World No Tobacco Day on Sunday, Phnom Penh’s City Hall called upon tobacco companies to stop the illegal advertisement of cigarettes and for district officials to start enforcing non-smoking zones, in an event at Wat Phnom on Friday. ...

Sek Odom
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/city-hall-pushes-to-reduce-smoking-in-phnom-penh-84632/

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