Climate change

Mitigation

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/

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

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

Climate change to slash Cambodia’s productivity: report

Even if current levels of spending on climate change adaptation are maintained, rising temperatures in the Kingdom will continue to impact economic performance, reducing the country’s GDP by almost 10 percent by the year 2050, a report released Tuesday has found. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50497852/climate-change-to-slash-cambodias-productivity-report/

Human side of business

Companies should embrace the concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in their operations and encourage a positive impact through their activities on the environment, consumers, employees, communities, stakeholders and all other members of the public, said an NGO official yesterday. “CSR-focused businesses would proactively promote public ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/31606/human-side-of-business/

Amid water shortages, China to up Mekong flow

China’s decision to discharge water from the Jinghong hydropower station in Yunnan province, allowing it to flow down the Mekong River to help alleviate water shortages downstream, was praised by the Foreign Ministry yesterday. ...

Sen David and Igor Kossov
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/amid-water-shortages-china-mekong-flow

Cambodia preparing for the impacts of climate change, says official

Cambodia is beginning to coordinate efforts to respond to climate change, a government official said ahead of high-level talks in California at which the environment is set to be on the agenda. ...

http://www.voacambodia.com/content/cambodia-preparing-for-the-impacts-of-climate-change-says-official/3193231.html
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/cambodia-preparing-for-the-impacts-of-climate-change-says-official/3193231.html

Environment Minister mainstreams climate change with youth

More than 100 youth and civil servant from relevant institutions took part in a training course this morning on Climate Change for Youth, where the Environment Minister encourage youth to participate in solving issues in relation to climate change at Preah Sihanouk province. ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff
http://thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/environment-minister-mainstreams-climate-change-with-youth-9121

Youth gather to talk about climate change

On the eve of the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, about 140 young people gathered in Phnom Penh on Sunday to discuss the effects of climate change on Cambodia and ways that it can be mitigated. ...

Aria Danaparamita
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/youth-gather-to-talk-about-climate-change-101452/

Dams, climate change lead to fish decline in Cambodia’s Tonle Sap: Fishermen

The fish population in Cambodia’s Tonle Sap lake has declined significantly from a year ago, fishermen in the country’s Kampong Chhnang province said Friday, citing the construction of dams in the area and climate change, among other factors. ...

RFA Khmer News Staff
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/fish-09042015154247.html

People power 'needed to sustain forests'

Asia has a unique opportunity to fight climate change and lift many more people out of poverty if it invests more in the communities living in its forests, experts said. ...

The Nation News Staff
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/business/People-power-needed-to-sustain-forests-30267420.html

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