MRC warns of drought from now until January

The Mekong River Commission yesterday warned that severe to extreme drought is expected to hit countries in the lower Mekong basin from now until January, putting crop production at risk and causing water shortages. An MRC preliminary analysis noted that Cambodia and Thailand will be ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50661331/mrc-warns-of-drought-from-now-until-january/

Climate change to delay Kingdom’s ascent to middle-income economy

Climate change will slow down Cambodia’s economic growth progressively over the next decades and delay the country’s graduation to middle-income economy by one year, recent government reports show. The ministries of Economy and Finance and Environment on Friday launched two research papers: ‘Addressing Climate Change Impacts ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50648301/climate-change-to-delay-kingdoms-ascent-to-middle-income-economy/

Cambodia's lifeline threatened as Mekong recedes to historic low

As world leaders meet in New York from Monday to discuss the global challenge of climate change, thousands of kilometres away people in Cambodia are grappling with dramatic changes to the country’s ecosystem, including the lowest water levels in the crucially-important Mekong River ever recorded. The United Nations ...

Andrew Nachemson
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/09/cambodia-lifeline-threatened-mekong-recedes-historic-190920072518567.html

Ministry to pilot school climate change project

The Ministry of Environment has proposed a model project to be implemented in urban schools to mitigate the impact of climate change. The pilot scheme will involve five target schools in the capital, including Preah Sisowath High School, Chaktomuk Primary School, Samdech Hun Sen Prey ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-pilot-school-climate-change-project

Seven provinces hit by drought, ministry uses pumps to save crops

Some 39,966ha of paddy fields across seven provinces have been hit by drought, with the Ministry of Water Resources and authorities using pumps to save crops in areas near sources of water. Officials said the drought in these areas could continue for more than another month. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/seven-provinces-hit-drought-ministry-uses-pumps-save-crops

Deforestation warming Cambodia, activists say

As the impacts of climate change become more apparent worldwide, members of the public are connecting more weather events to the phenomenon. In March and April, for example, extreme heat baked mainland Southeast Asia. On April 20, Vietnam set an all-time observed record high temperature, 43 ...

Michael Tatarski
https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/06/article/deforestation-warming-cambodia-activists-say/

GEF aids fishing communities in adapting to climate change

A five-year project known as CamAdapt, which aims to help coastal fishing communities and ecosystems in four coastal provinces – Kampot, Kep, Koh Kong and Preah Sihanouk – adapt to climate change, is expected to start early next year. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/gef-aids-fishing-communities-adapting-climate-change

Government warns floods imminent

The Ministry of Health has instructed people to brace themselves for imminent floods after the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology forecast a full week of medium to heavy rainfall, which it attributed to climate change. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-warns-floods-imminent

IPCC workshop warns about worst climate change effects

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has warned that the world will face more serious effects of climate change if there is no measure to reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere which leads to increased global warming. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ipcc-workshop-warns-about-worst-climate-change-effects

‘Disabled people worst hit by natural disasters’

Speaking at a workshop entitled Disability Inclusion into Climate Change in Phnom Penh on Tuesday, Jolly, who is the climate change adaptation consultant at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), requested the government to consider the difficulties facing people with disabilities when drafting government policy ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/disabled-people-worst-hit-natural-disasters

MRC to upgrade disaster centre

The Mekong River Commission yesterday announced new efforts to address natural disasters in the region, including a decision to upgrade and rename the Regional Flood Management and Mitigation Centre to the Regional Flood and Drought Management Centre. The announcement followed a two-day bi-annual meeting, which ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50598308/mrc-to-upgrade-disaster-centre/

UN, Asean: Drought in region may intensify

Drought in many parts of Southeast Asia may become even more frequent and intense if action is not taken now to build resilience, according to the latest joint study by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (Escap) and the Association ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/un-asean-drought-region-may-intensify

Cambodia steps up fight against climate change

Considered one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to the effects of climate change, the Royal Government of Cambodia is taking major steps to improve its resilience and reduce its disaster risk with support from the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction. To ...

Omar H. Amach
https://www.unisdr.org/archive/64687

‘Factories, fossil fuels mostly to blame for climate change’

Ministry of Environment spokesman Neth Pheaktra on Wednesday blamed climate change and global warming on greenhouse gas emissions from heavy industrial factories and the burning of fossil fuels in developed countries. He said deforestation is only a small contributing factor. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/factories-fossil-fuels-mostly-blame-climate-change

Cassava production tumbles nearly 1% throughout 2018

Cambodia produced more that 13 million tonnes of cassava last year, a drop on 2017 despite a six per cent increase in cultivation to 650,510ha nationwide, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. The data shows Cambodia produced 13,750,076 tonnes of cassava last ...

Cheng Sokhorng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cassava-production-tumbles-nearly-1-throughout-2018

Project aims to test climate change response strategies

The Ministry of Environment has funded a Cambodia Climate Change Alliance project and selected five schools to test climate change response strategies by planting trees and developing gardens with increased biodiversity. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/project-aims-test-climate-change-response-strategies

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-un-ngos-meet-discuss-climate-change

Calls for sustainable rice in the face of global warming

The Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP) has called for private-public partnerships to secure a sustainable global rice supply while the sector is being increasingly impacted by climate change. At the 8th Annual Plenary and General Assembly of the SRP held in Siem Reap this week, 150 ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/rice-federation-argue-against-european-tariffs-cambodian-exports

Cambodia, EU strive to educate Kingdom’s youth on environment

Climate change remains a global concern. Hence, Cambodia is striving to educate its youth to combat it and protect the environment. EU ambassador to Cambodia George Edgar said during a field visit to Prey Veng and Svay Rieng provinces last week, that work to combat ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodia-eu-strive-educate-kingdoms-youth-environment

Combating climate change through industrial efficiency

The TEST programme, which aims to fight the effects of climate change by helping corporations adopt efficient and environmentally friendly processes, was launched yesterday in Phnom Penh. ‘TEST’ stands for ‘transfer of environmentally sound technology’. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50545686/combating-climate-change-through-industrial-efficiency/

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