Environment and natural resources

Water Resources minister calls for ‘Closer Monitoring and Stronger Action’ as Mekong water flows change

Water Resources and Meteorology Minister Thor Chetha has called for greater collective efforts to mitigate the impacts of flood and drought amid changing hydrological conditions on the Mekong River. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501403272/water-resources-minister-calls-for-closer-monitoring-and-stronger-action-as-mekong-water-flows-change/

Prey Lang designated a red zone

Minister of Mines and Energy, Keo Rottanak, has declared Prey Lang a protected area, effectively prohibiting the issue of new licenses for mining companies. ...

Thang Sinorn
https://kiripost.com/stories/prey-lang-designated-a-red-zone

PM: No more mining licences in Prey Lang sanctuary

Prime Minister Hun Manet has designated the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary as a “red zone”, meaning he will not allow new any mining licences to be issued for the area, and would not allow the expansion of existing operations. ...

Neang Sokunthea
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-no-more-mining-licences-in-prey-lang-sanctuary

Ministry, Gendarmerie align for forest, wildlife protection

The Ministry of Environment and the Royal Gendarmerie of Cambodia have agreed to establish standard operating procedures (SOPs) for preventing and suppressing natural resource crimes, ensuring the sustainable management of forests, wildlife and other natural resources. ...

Kim Yutharo
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-gendarmerie-align-for-forest-wildlife-protection

World Bank says floods pose significant risk to education and healthcare in Cambodia

Seasonal flooding is the most common and frequent disaster in Cambodia. Major flooding events occur every five years and can be particularly devastating. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501394156/world-bank-says-floods-pose-significant-risk-to-education-and-healthcare-in-cambodia/

Clean energy key to mitigating climate change

“Clean energy is a really important part of efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change,” said Australian Ambassador to Cambodia, Justin Whyatt. “It’s a significant part of the puzzle responding to climate change.” ...

Bun Tharum
https://kiripost.com/stories/clean-energy-key-to-mitigating-climate-change

Circular strategy on environment launches

Cambodia has unveiled the ‘Circular Strategy on Environment 2023- 2028’, intending to transform the potential of the environmental sector for the benefit of Cambodians, ensure environmental response to climate change, and promote green development. ...

Mao Sreypich
https://kiripost.com/stories/circular-strategy-on-environment-launches

PM urges authorities to improve waste management services

Prime Minister Hun Manet has instructed the relevant ministries and institutions to provide services and guidelines to properly manage waste in accordance with the technical specifications at the local level throughout the country. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501390111/pm-urges-authorities-to-improve-waste-management-services/

Cambodia launches strategic plans to combat climate crisis

Cambodia is actively addressing the pressing issue of climate change through the implementation of strategic plans and highly committed activities. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501386779/cambodia-launches-strategic-plans-to-combat-climate-crisis/

One thousand palm trees aim to beautify sides of expressway

One thousand palm trees have been planted along the Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville expressway in the Stung Hav and Prey Nop districts of Preah Sihanouk province to enhance the expressway’s natural beauty for all those who journey along it. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/one-thousand-palm-trees-aim-beautify-sides-expressway

Circular environmental strategy set for launch

With the forthcoming launch of the Circular Environmental Strategy 2023-28, Cambodia demonstrates its dedication to addressing the climate change crisis. The government aspires to curtail greenhouse gas emissions, in response to the climate challenges affecting the country and the world. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/circular-environmental-strategy-set-launch

Project to enhance the climate change resilience of smallholder farmers kicks off in Cambodia

A new project aimed at enhancing the climate change resilience of smallholder farmers and local communities by increasing their access to growing premium market segments was launched in Cambodia on 27 October 2023. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501388198/project-to-enhance-the-climate-change-resilience-of-smallholder-farmers-kicks-off-in-cambodia/

Summit tackles climate change-related issues

Hundreds of stakeholders gathered in Siem Reap for the Cambodia Climate Change Summit 2023 (CCCS), with officials announcing the imminent launch of a new environmental strategy to address climate change-related challenges. ...

Kiripost staff writers
https://kiripost.com/stories/summit-tackles-climate-change-related-issues

Cambodia shifts focus to solar and wind energy to meet rising power demand

Cambodia is gearing up to embrace solar and wind energy as part of its strategy to meet its growing energy needs, as stated by Minister of Mines and Energy KeoRottanak during the Singapore International Energy Week event. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501386467/cambodia-shifts-focus-to-solar-and-wind-energy-to-meet-rising-power-demand/

World Bank report explores path to climate-resilient economy

The World Bank has launched the Cambodia Country Climate and Development Report (CCDR), which provides critical insights into the Kingdom’s response to climate change and its impact on development goals. ...

Seng Mengheng
https://kiripost.com/stories/cambodia-world-bank-report-explores-path-to-climate-resilient-economy

‘Zero-plastic’ campaign set for all schools across nation

The Council of Ministers has suggested that the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport integrate the “Today I will not use plastic” campaign into all of the schools across the country, from the 2023-2024 academic year onwards. ...

Chea Sokny
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/zero-plastic-campaign-set-all-schools-across-nation

Digital campaign launched to protect Cambodia’s forests

A digital campaign, #ShowMeYourTree, has been launched to increase awareness about the importance of biodiversity, fantastic landscape views, and the crucial roles of the protectors, especially indigenous communities, in rainforest conservation.  ...

Mao Sreypich
https://kiripost.com/stories/digital-campaign-launched-to-protect-cambodia-forests

FAO launch PEARL agriculture initiative

The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has announced a partnership with Cambodia’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and the Ministry of Environment to launch the Public-Social-Private Partnerships for Ecologically-Sound Agriculture and Resilient Livelihood in Northern Tonle Sap Basin (PEARL). ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fao-launch-pearl-agriculture-initiative

Chinese company developing gold mines in protected forest

A new report has revealed that a Chinese company is involved in large-scale gold mining in protected Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary (PLWS), threatening the environment and the lives of local people. ...

Thang Sinorn
https://kiripost.com/stories/chinese-company-developing-gold-mines-in-protected-forest

Ecobatt, environment ministry tackle e-waste

In a joint effort between the Ministry of Environment and Ecobatt Energy Investment International (Ecobatt), over 30 tonnes of electronic waste, including used cell batteries and electrical equipment, were collected between August 2022 and October 2023. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ecobatt-environment-ministry-tackle-e-waste

Kingdom endorses dolphin declaration

A senior official from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, along with representatives from the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Cambodia, attended the Global Declaration of River Dolphins event in Bogota, Colombia, on October 23-24. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-endorses-dolphin-declaration

Chinese company developing goldmines in protected forest

A new report has revealed that a Chinese company is involved in large-scale gold mining in protected Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary (PLWS), threatening the environment and the lives of local people. ...

Thang Sinorn
https://kiripost.com/stories/chinese-company-developing-gold-mines-in-protected-forest

Village ends logging, plants crops

In Trapaing Chor commune’s Sre Kin village, located in Kampong Speu province’s Oral district, certain community members have transitioned away from forest-related activities such as logging and wildlife hunting. Instead, they have embraced a new approach by forming a rotating cropping community. ...

Kim Sarom
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/village-ends-logging-plants-crops

Event boosts awareness of plight of Irrawaddy dolphin

As Freshwater Dolphin Day was observed on October 23 in Colombia, Cambodian officials and wildlife conservationists expressed their strong commitment to protecting the Mekong Irrawaddy dolphin through both art and a scientific approach. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/event-boosts-awareness-plight-irrawaddy-dolphin

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