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

Revive and restore wetlands, home to 40 percent of all biodiversity

Although coastal and freshwater wetlands – such as swamps, mangroves and marshes – contain 40 per cent of all plant and animal species, many are polluted or degraded due to climate change and human development. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodia faces drought in 2023

Authorities have sent out a warning that 2023’s dry season will bring droughts countrywide, with residents urged to use water sparingly. ...

Meas Molika

Call for sustainable solutions to combat climate change

During a dialogue on climate change, civil organizations made an urgent call for all sectors of society to unite to find solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by switching to more renewable energies. ...

Prak Chan Thul

Chinese premier Li meets UN chief on multilateralism, climate change during Summits in Cambodia

China commends the United Nations for prioritizing the development issues facing developing countries and actively helping them ease debt burdens, tackle climate change, improve living standards and pursue sustainable development, Premier Li Keqiang said on Sunday. ...

Khmer Times Staff

ADB pledges $100b to tackle regional climate change

During the 40th and 41st ASEAN Summits, ADB promised to pump $100 billion into combating climate change and promote green development across the region. ...

Seng Mengheng

2.2 million Cambodian children exposed to high heatwave frequency

Cambodia is one of the countries currently affected, with 2.2 million children – or 37.1 percent of the total child population – exposed to high heatwave frequency, pointed out a UNICEF’s press release issued yesterday. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Hun Sen urges balanced approach to conflicts in address to UNGA

Prime Minister Hun Sen addressed the 77th UN General Assembly (UNGA) in the early hours of September 24, highlighting global challenges exacerbated by the escalation of armed conflicts and superpower rivalry, among others, while urging world leaders to adopt a balanced approach to the pressing ...

Post Staff

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

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