Pollution and waste
Transport ministry registers over 700 EVs
Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol said that from last year to the present the ministry had registered more than 700 electric vehicles (EV). The ministry will continue to promote EV use as a meansa to reduce environmental pollution. ...
Samal asks world leaders to take extra climate change measures
Minister of Environment Say Samal called on high-emission countries to show leadership and responsibility by increasing their climate change adaption measures and raising their targets for greenhouse gas emission reductions. ...
Pollution and climate change upsurge the risk of ‘climate penalty’
A rise in the frequency, intensity and duration of heatwaves will not only increase wildfires this century but also worsen air quality – harming human health and ecosystems, according to a new report from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) launched on Wednesday, the International Day ...
Khmer Times Staff
Increase in air particulates raises concerns: Ministry
The Ministry of Environment has instructed its municipal and provincial departments to take measures to control air quality, after some control stations showed that air quality levels have dropped. Of particular concern was the increase in particulate matter (PM10) and fine particulate matter (PM2.5), which ...
Ministry of Environment says air quality situation across the country has deteriorated
According to the results of air quality monitoring from monitoring stations installed by the Ministry of Environment in the capitals and provinces across the country, the air quality situation has decreased, especially the concentration of PM10 inert particles and PM2.5 which may rise above the ...
Khmer Times Staff
Action proposed to reduce air pollution by 2030
The Environment Ministry estimates that the total PM2.5 (fine particulate matter) emissions by 2030 will reach 98.5 thousand tonnes of black carbon and various short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) that have a common source, so measures to reduce air pollution must be implemented now. ...
Ministry of Environment to acquire particulate monitors for provinces
The Ministry of Environment said it plans on acquiring 15 particulate monitors, which can measure air particulates with 10 and 2.5 micrometres in diameter (PM10 and PM2.5), for installation in the provinces. Meanwhile, Ministry secretary of state and spokesman Neth Pheaktra said on Monday that ...
Ministry says air quality returning to normal
After issuing a warning over the country’s air quality on Friday, the Ministry of Environment said on Sunday that the PM2.5 concentration levels in the country were returning to normal. PM2.5 refers to atmospheric particulate matter (PM) that has a diameter of less than 2.5 ...
PM orders ministries to step up in battle against pollution
To ensure public health and safety, Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday signed a directive calling on relevant ministries, institutions and sub-national administrations to lead the charge on reducing air pollution in the Kingdom. The directive said that measures carried out by the authorities to ...
Government issues a directive to curb air pollution in Kingdom
With concern over increased air pollution affecting people’s health, the government yesterday issued a directive ordering all institutions to prevent and reduce emissions. According to a directive signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday, pollutants are produced by factories, vehicles, forest fire, rubbish and waste burning ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
‘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 ...
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. ...
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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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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. ...