Environment and natural resources

Environment and natural resources policy and administration

Overview of policy and legal framework

Environmental protection and conservation are given high priority in the Royal Government of Cambodia’s guiding strategy, the Rectangular Strategy Phase III (2014–2018). ...

Relevant ministries

The Ministry of Environment is the main authority mandated to oversee environmental issues, including protected areas, environmental impact assessments, and management of natural resources. ...

Environment and natural resources policy and administration

Around three quarters of Cambodia’s population depend on agriculture, forest products and fisheries for their livelihoods, so effective management of the environment is crucial. ...

Types of state-protected areas

Flooded forest in Cambodia. Photo by Andrea Kirkby, taken 11 May 2014. Licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0.A 1993 royal decree designated 23 protected areas covering about 3,273,300 ha, equal to around 18% of the country’s total land area, and brought them under the jurisdiction of the Ministry ...

Environmental impact assessments

Articles 6 and 7 of the Environment Law 1996 require that an environmental impact assessment (EIA) be conducted for projects likely to have an impact on the environment, whether they are public or privately funded. EIAs should be examined and evaluated by the Ministry of ...

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