Climate risks on Cambodian children

A UNICEF report has found various risks that impact children in East Asia and the Pacific, including impacts affecting Cambodian children, while calling for measures to safeguard their rights and future ...

Sangeetha Amarthalingam

Cambodia commits to combat climate change to achieve SDGs

During the annual meeting of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), Cambodia’s representative said the Kingdom is both ready to and committed to accelerate climate action to achieve the sustainable development goals. ...

Taing Rinith

Lumphat villagers consent to REDD+ project: NatureLife

The residents of 16 villages in Ratanakkiri and Mondulkiri provinces have consented to the launch of the REDD+ project in the Lumphat Wildlife Sanctuary. NatureLife announced on May 2 that under the auspices of the BirdLife International Cambodia Programme and the USAID-Green Heritage Project, it had ...

Chea Sokny

Cambodia, UK plan climate change co-op

Cambodia and the UK are planning to expand human resource training cooperation to address climate change in the near future. ...

Post Staff

FAO says imminent return of El Niño to bring dry weather to ASEAN

The El Niño oceanographic phenomenon is forecast to return in June, resulting in dry weather across Southeast Asia, the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) says. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Youth-led conference addresses climate change

The first-ever Cambodia Youth Climate Change Conference (CYCCC) marked a significant milestone in the country’s efforts to address climate change. ...

Hong Raksmey

Cambodian PM says climate change issue worsening

Prime Minister Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, said climate change in the world is causing very big problems and various issues. ...

Khmer Times Staff

ADB warns Cambodia’s growth will be stunted by climate change

Cambodia’s long term economic growth faces significant threats from climate change and could dampen prospects for becoming an upper-middle income country in the coming years, according to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) report issued last week. ...

Sorn Sarath and Runn Sreydeth

Cambodians urged to take health measures against heat

The Ministry of Health on Monday advised citizens to adhere to precautions to stay safe during the summer heat, urging people to drink water to stay hydrated and avoid consuming alcohol. ...

Yatt Malai

Climate change worse threat than Ukraine war: Hun Sen

Prime Minister Hun Sen describes climate change as the single worst threat humanity faces today, predicting that – contrary to popular belief – the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict will end eventually through compromises. ...

Ry Sochan

Earth Hour to be observed this evening

Tourism and environment ministries and environment NGOs will celebrate “Earth Hour” today at 8.30pm at Factory Phnom Penh, in Chak Angre Leu commune of the capital’s Meanchey district. The ministry called for public participation by switching off their lights in businesses and households at this ...

Sok Raksa

Ministry, tourism firm talk ‘sustainable’ trips

The Ministry of Environment held a March 22 press conference with tourism firm All Dreams Cambodia on the protection of the Kingdom’s natural resources and sustainable development that is resilient to climate change in conjunction with private tourism-linked businesses. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn

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

Regional meet gauges ozone-depleting-substance phaseout progress

Ministry of Environment secretary of state Pak Sokharavuth from March 13-17 attended meetings of senior officials in charge of implementing the Montreal Protocol in Southeast Asia, including a “green customs” workshop on reporting and managing trade in ozone-depleting substances (ODS), in Vietnam’s Halong city. ...

Ry Sochan

Link religion to climate change to develop eco-friendly attitudes: senior official

A senior environmental official on March 17 floated bolstering links between climate change and religious teachings and standards as a means to improve attitudes towards the environment and sustainable development in Cambodia. ...

Ry Sochan

UN-backed climate fund okays $43M plan for Tonle Sap farmers

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved a $43 million project in Cambodia to enhance the adaptive capacity of smallholder farmers, local communities and other value chain actors of the Northern Tonle Sap Basin to the increasing threats associated with climate change. ...

Ry Sochan

Strategic plan launched to address cooling

Cambodia has launched its first strategic plan on cooling, seen as one of the largest contributors to global warming, to steer the nation towards a greener and cleaner future. ...

Marissa Carruthers

UN, ministry hold forum on Kingdom’s action plan for cooling

The Ministry of Environment, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on March 9 held a forum on Cambodia’s Cooling Action Plan and Passive Cooling Strategies for Sustainable Development in Cambodia. ...

Ry Sochan

Push to develop climate-resilient agriculture

About 400 farmers and other agriculture stakeholders gathered in Siem Reap on Friday for the third Cambodian Sustainable Agricultural Summit, where they called for urgent measures to be put in place to bolster climate-resilient agricultural development. ...

Marissa Carruthers

Project launched to include at-risk farmers in social security scheme

A multi-party MoU has been signed to explore ways to extend Cambodia’s social security scheme to farmers who are at high risk from the vulnerabilities of climate change ...

Marissa Carruthers

Farmers stopped from using drying-up reservoir

Authorities in Banteay Meanchey province’s Preah Netr Preah district have stopped farmers from using a protected reservoir because it could dry out. ...

Torn Vibol

Germany pledges renewed support for mine clearance

German president Frank-Walter Steinmeier reiterated German preparedness to help Cambodia combat climate change and embrace renewable energy. The largest European economy will continue to support mine clearance operations in Cambodia and conservation of Cambodia’s ancient temples. ...

Ry Sochan

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