Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 13 Climate action

Asean urged to tackle issue of haze

Deputy Prime Minister Aun Pornmoniroth yesterday said that Asean should enhance coordination, management and increase resources to cope with forest fires and trans-boundary haze pollution. He was speaking at the opening of the 15th Asean Ministerial Meeting for the Environment in Siem Reap city. “Asean ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50649194/asean-urged-to-tackle-issue-of-haze/

Climate change to delay Kingdom’s ascent to middle-income economy

Climate change will slow down Cambodia’s economic growth progressively over the next decades and delay the country’s graduation to middle-income economy by one year, recent government reports show. The ministries of Economy and Finance and Environment on Friday launched two research papers: ‘Addressing Climate Change Impacts ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50648301/climate-change-to-delay-kingdoms-ascent-to-middle-income-economy/

Cambodia's lifeline threatened as Mekong recedes to historic low

As world leaders meet in New York from Monday to discuss the global challenge of climate change, thousands of kilometres away people in Cambodia are grappling with dramatic changes to the country’s ecosystem, including the lowest water levels in the crucially-important Mekong River ever recorded. The United Nations ...

Andrew Nachemson
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/09/cambodia-lifeline-threatened-mekong-recedes-historic-190920072518567.html

PM tells authorities to prepare for floods

Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed provincial authorities and relevant institutions to take preventative measures and prepare for rescue operations as floods caused by heavy rains take their toll on northern provinces across the Kingdom. In Stung Treng, provincial hall spokesman Men Kong told The ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-tells-authorities-prepare-floods

Seven provinces hit by drought, ministry uses pumps to save crops

Some 39,966ha of paddy fields across seven provinces have been hit by drought, with the Ministry of Water Resources and authorities using pumps to save crops in areas near sources of water. Officials said the drought in these areas could continue for more than another month. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/seven-provinces-hit-drought-ministry-uses-pumps-save-crops

Deforestation warming Cambodia, activists say

As the impacts of climate change become more apparent worldwide, members of the public are connecting more weather events to the phenomenon. In March and April, for example, extreme heat baked mainland Southeast Asia. On April 20, Vietnam set an all-time observed record high temperature, 43 ...

Michael Tatarski
https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/06/article/deforestation-warming-cambodia-activists-say/

MRC urged to prioritise steps to protect river basin

Development partners on Thursday asked the Mekong River Commission to prioritise policies to protect the basin in future development strategies, noting that the Mekong river basin is among the most vulnerable regions due to climate change. Representatives from Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Japan, Luxembourg, the ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50617079/mrc-urged-to-prioritise-steps-to-protect-river-basin/

IPCC workshop warns about worst climate change effects

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has warned that the world will face more serious effects of climate change if there is no measure to reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere which leads to increased global warming. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ipcc-workshop-warns-about-worst-climate-change-effects

UN, Asean: Drought in region may intensify

Drought in many parts of Southeast Asia may become even more frequent and intense if action is not taken now to build resilience, according to the latest joint study by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (Escap) and the Association ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/un-asean-drought-region-may-intensify

ADB disburses $90 million loan to modernise agriculture industry

The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) approved a $90 million loan on Wednesday to help Cambodia modernise the agriculture sector and enhance climate resilience. The Climate-Friendly Agribusiness Value Chains Sector Project will cost more than $141 million to implement, with the government of Cambodia and beneficiaries ...

Sum Manet
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50508865/adb-disburses-90-million-loan-to-modernise-agriculture-industry/

ADB's fresh support to Cambodia in climate resilience and agriculture sector

The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors has approved a $90 million loan to help Cambodia strengthen climate resilience and modernize the agriculture sector using advanced technologies. The project will boost the climate resilience of critical agricultural infrastructure while helping improve the competitiveness of ...

Asian Development Bank
https://www.devdiscourse.com/Article/50186-adbs-fresh-support-to-cambodia-in-climate-resilience-and-agriculture-sector

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/

NGOs push climate change agenda

Several NGOs, including Plan International, have urged the government to pay more attention to climate change issues in the country, noting that Cambodia is more susceptible to it than most Asian countries. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50495413/ngos-push-climate-change-agenda/

Business leaders urged to curb plastic bag use

Senior Environment Ministry officials have urged owners of big businesses to help cut the use of plastic bags to reduce damage on the environment and people’s health. Tin Ponlok, secretary-general of the ministry’s national council for sustainable development, addressed the problem at a training workshop ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50493621/business-leaders-urged-to-curb-plastic-bag-use/

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