Environment and natural resources

Carbon trading and other Payments for Ecological Services (PES)

Minister aims to release 1M trees for June-July planting

Minister of Environment Eang Sophalleth has expressed his hopes that by June or July this year, around one million saplings will be sufficiently grown, and will be ready for distribution to the public for planting. ...

Mom Kunthear

Climate Champion: Minister reveals govt’s ‘big’ ambition to help save planet

Minister of Environment Eang Sophalleth has revealed the government’s enormous ambition to contribute to mitigating climate change by expanding the carbon credit supply chain through key sectors in addition to forestry. ...

Ben Sokhean

Ministry aiming to expand Prey Lang carbon credit sales

The Ministry of Environment and Conservation International (CI) Cambodia will push for the expansion of the carbon credit market in the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary in 2023 in order to raise funds for the conservation of protected areas and community development there. ...

Ry Sochan

Cardamom Mountain villages join REDD+

Conservation International (CI) in Cambodia says 23 out of 24 target villages in three provinces of the Cardamom Mountain range have agreed to participate in the REDD + project. ...

Long Kimmarita

Kingdom to sell more carbon credits

At the 27th UN climate change conference (COP27) in Egypt, Cambodia agreed to sell 15 million tonnes of carbon credits to international partners in order to offset their carbon emissions while reducing deforestation in the Kingdom through its REDD+ projects. ...

Samban Chandara

Cambodia Earns $11.6m From Carbon Credit Sales

The Ministry of Environment​​ has announced that Cambodia has earned $11.6 million from the sale of carbon credits from REDD+, a financing mechanism to support forests in developing countries with access to funds to protect forest resources and improve the livelihoods of local communities and ...

Seng Mengheng

Environment ministry shares five-point plan for carbon neutrality

A senior Ministry of Environment official spoke about its five-point recommendation for the successful implementation of the Long-term Strategy for Carbon Neutrality (LTS4CN) as a long-term vision, in response to global climate change and as a move towards zero emissions in Cambodia by 2050. ...

Voun Dara

NGOs petition for permit to patrol forests

The Ministry of Environment has received a petition from more than 20 NGOs and community members requesting the right to conduct patrols in protected areas, and urging increased enforcement of natural resource crimes. ...

Nov Sivutha

Carbon credits fund forests

The government and partner organisations are seeking new markets in which to sell carbon credits in order to raise funds for its efforts to increase and strengthen the protection of natural resources in the Kingdom. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn

Seeing the forest for the trees: Cambodia commits to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050

Cambodia begins the new year as the first nation in Southeast Asia to publish a plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. The roadmap, known officially as a “Long-term strategy for Carbon Neutrality (LTS4CN)”, was submitted to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) ...

Khmer Times Staff

On the right track to generating carbon credits

The 43 new sites identified by the Ministry of Environment and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Greening Prey Lang for the supply of carbon credits will bring positive environmental, community and biodiversity impacts to Cambodia besides having no deforestation and degradation of protected ...

Son Minea

On the right track to generating carbon credits

The 43 new sites identified by the Ministry of Environment and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Greening Prey Lang for the supply of carbon credits will bring positive environmental, community and biodiversity impacts to Cambodia besides having no deforestation and degradation of protected ...

Son Minea

Grab offers innovative carbon offset option to support Cambodian forest protection

Passengers using the Grab ride-hailing app are offered the option to travel carbon neutral, said a press release of Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) issued this afternoon, adding that a voluntary contribution allows passengers’ rides to be offset via carbon credits from the Keo Seima Wildlife ...

Khmer Times Staff

Carbon credits on table with Germany

Cambodia has asked Germany to buy some of the Kingdom’s carbon credits earned from preserving its natural resources. Interior Minister Sar Kheng made the request during a visit to Germany which concluded yesterday, a ministry statement noted. It said Cambodia requested Germany to study the possibility, ...

Khy Sovuthy

Are Disney's Cambodian carbon credits a fantasy?

The killing of three conservationists patrolling Cambodia’s biggest carbon credit project exposes the nearly insurmountable conflicts of interest plaguing schemes in which huge corporations such as Disney and Virgin Atlantic have invested millions of dollars, observers say. Military Police Officer Sek Wathana, Environment Ministry Ranger Teurn ...

David Boyle and Sun Narin

UN help sought in land dispute

Human rights representatives from NGO Adhoc and the United Nations have been asked to intervene in a land dispute between villagers and an army lieutenant they say was granted a land title illegally inside a protected community forest in Oddar Meanchey province. ...

Phak Seangly

Military clearing claims dismissed as outdated

A REDD Programme representative yesterday said it would be concerning if recent claims of the military systematically clearing protected forest in Oddar Meanchey province covered under the scheme proved true – though a third-party company has dismissed the claims as outdated. ...

Yesenia Amaro

Oddar Meanchey carbon scheme used by Virgin ‘does not work’

Claims the military is involved in systematically clearing forest in Oddar Meanchey province in an area meant to be protected by a carbon credit scheme involving Virgin Atlantic have prompted the UK-based airline to launch an investigation into the program. ...

Yesenia Amaro

Disney carbon deal follows past emissions credit failure

A $2.6 million deal by Walt Disney Company to preserve nearly 300,000 hectares of eastern Cambodian forest through the purchase of carbon credits will need to overcome past failures to succeed, critics said on Monday. ...

Ben Paviour

Disney buys up carbon credits in Mondulkiri

The Walt Disney Company has purchased $2.6 million in carbon credits in the forests of Mondulkuri province – marking the largest carbon credit sale to date in Cambodia and breathing life into a carbon-trading program many had written off as all but dead. ...

Phak Seangly and Kali Kotoski

Carbon credits a tough sell

Despite one success story emerging in the trade of Cambodia-generated carbon credits, immediate prospects for the environmental trading scheme in Kingdom remain few. Securing buyers of carbon credits for Cambodian projects is a well-known difficulty. Pact, however, left the project in July 2013 when the ...

Eddie Morton

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